The Boston Private Industry Council (PIC), the city’s MassHire Workforce Board, is one of sixteen workforce boards statewide. Mayor Michelle Wu appoints the members who are leaders from business, education, government, labor, and the community. The Board oversees the distribution of public workforce development funds in collaboration with the Mayor’s Office of Workforce Development (OWD). Two subcommittees, the Workforce Development Committee and the Youth Council, review performance and develop spending recommendations for consideration and approval by the Board.
The Board also charters Boston’s MassHire career centers and works with them to implement workforce development strategies. Career Centers, complemented by community-based Access Points and Satellites, provide the infrastructure for Boston’s public workforce development system. Career centers are also known as American Job Centers, as designated in the 2014 reauthorization of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).