The PIC is Boston's MassHire Workforce Board

The Boston Private Industry Council (PIC), Boston’s MassHire Workforce Board, is one of sixteen workforce boards statewide. City of Boston Mayor Michelle Wu, as the chief elected official, appoints the MassHire Boston Workforce Board, which comprises leaders from business, education, government, labor, and community-based organizations. The Board oversees the distribution of public workforce development funds in collaboration with the Mayor’s Office of Workforce Development (OWD). Spending recommendations for adult and youth service dollars are reviewed in detail by its subcommittees, which include the Workforce Development Committee and the Youth Council.

The Board also charters MassHire Boston Career Centers and works through them to implement workforce development strategies. Career Centers, complemented by community-based Access Points, in collaboration with training providers, community colleges, and employer partners, provide the infrastructure for Boston’s public workforce development system.

MassHire Career Centers

MassHire Boston Career Centers are the primary employment services provider for adults in the city. They are an entry point into skills training programs and a resource for employment supports.

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Workforce Initiatives

The PIC administers and supports federal initiatives that provide workforce development activities, partnering with employers, training providers, educational institutions, and community organizations.

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Regional Planning

Together with the MassHire Metro North Workforce Board and the MassHire Metro South/West Workforce Board, the PIC convenes the Greater Boston workforce planning working group. The Greater Boston Regional Workforce Planning Blueprint is a result of this convening.

Learn more about the regional planning mission

Access Funding for Training and Upskilling

Much of Massachusetts’ funding for workforce training and upskilling is managed by the Commonwealth Corporation (CommCorp), a quasi-public agency and a partner of the Boston Private Industry Council.