News from the PIC

2017 Job Shadow Day

On March 10, the PIC hosted its 22nd annual citywide Job Shadow Day. More than 400 Boston public high school students were hosted by 26 local employers who gave them a firsthand look at a wide variety of careers.

Greater Boston IT/Tech Forum

Leaders in business, workforce development, and education gathered today to explore strategies to diversify tech talent and increase access to well-paying IT/tech careers.

Legislative Briefing: School-to-Career Connecting Activities

On Tuesday, February 28, Representative Nick Collins of South Boston hosted a legislative briefing at the State House to discuss how to increase private sector jobs and internships for public high school students in Boston and across the state.

Youth Employment Policy Forum

On February 16, the PIC, the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, and the Mayor's Office of Workforce Development hosted a Youth Employment Policy Forum featuring research on teen and young adult employment trends in Massachusetts.

A New Home for the Boston Connection Center

The Connection Center has been located in the Ruggles MBTA station since its opening in February 2015. Due to a rent increase, the Connection Center is now located in the Madison Park Educational Complex.

PIC Partners on Hack.Diversity Initiative

​The New England Venture Capital Association (NEVCA) today announced the launch of Hack.Diversity, a public-private partnership designed to tackle the underrepresentation of Black and Latino employees in Boston’s innovation economy.

Fall 2016 Quarterly Newsletter

Check out the PIC's Fall 2016 Quarterly Newsletter.

The Young Adult Labor Force in Massachusetts

A PIC-commissioned study conducted by the UMass Donahue Institute finds that teen and young adult participation in the labor market has not recovered significantly, in contrast to the near-full employment numbers in most other segments of the labor market.

PIC Annual Meeting - September 21, 2016

​Join us on Wednesday, September 21 from 3:00 to 4:30 PM in the Federal Reserve Bank auditorium for the PIC's 37th Annual Meeting.

Launch of Greater Boston IT/Tech Consortium

​In September 2016, the PIC, in partnership with SkillWorks, launched the Greater Boston IT/Tech Consortium with a forum focused on workforce challenges, including lack of diversity in the sector across all occupations and lack of exposure between employers and two-year colleges as a talent pipeline.
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