MassHire Franklin Hampshire Workforce Board

The Workforce Board will be closed for all services on Thursday, November 26, and Friday, November 27, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. 

Services will resume on Monday, November 30.

NOTICE: Request for Proposal for Career Center Operations/Services Provider

The MassHire Franklin Hampshire Workforce Board (FHWB) serving Franklin and Hampshire Counties and the four North Quabbin towns is seeking proposals from qualified workforce development organizations to provide Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) services to include career center operations/services throughout the region. The provision of these services is to be funded by WIOA, Title I, Public Law 112-128 ( There is approximately $870,000 in core funding for Adult, Dislocated Workers, and Youth. Contract start date is July 1, 2021. The FHWB seeks to award a one-year contract renewable for additional three years, assuming satisfactory performance. Click here for answers to the Nov 16th Bidders Conference. All proposals must be submitted no later than 4:00 p.m. on January 11, 2021. Contact the FHWB at to make an appointment to drop off proposals in-person. Mail-in proposals are encouraged. The complete RFP is available here. FHWB reserves the right to reject any or all proposals.

Appointed by the Mayors of the City of Northampton and the City of Greenfield, the MassHire Franklin Hampshire Workforce Board is the region’s policy-making authority in developing workforce skills. In partnership with government, business, labor, education and community-based organizations, the MassHire FHWB coordinates and oversees the region’s publicly funded workforce training and placement programs, including the MassHire Franklin Hampshire Career Center and the School-to-Career/Connecting Activities program. The MassHire FHWB also serves as a clearinghouse for labor market information and hiring/training incentives. The Board’s goal is to contribute to the economic health and growth of the region by creating an effective workforce development system that is responsive to job seekers and employers alike.

Program Highlights

Want to prepare for a career in Advanced Manufacturing?

Attend our next Manufacturing Training Information Session 

RSVP at GCC RSVP Form or call 413-774-4361

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Interested in joining the fast growing industry of Healthcare?

Attend our next Healthcare UP Information Session to learn more about our FREE Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) and Home Health Aide (HHA) training program.

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Schedule of Meetings 2020-2021

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Our Mission

To shape, nurture, and sustain a regional workforce development system that promotes the economic well-being of a diverse workforce and business base.