Appointed by the Mayors of the City of Northampton and the City of Greenfield, the MassHire Franklin Hampshire Workforce Board (MassHire FHWB) 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 (MassHire FHCC) 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.
We welcome area employers to participate and make a difference in their local community. There are a few ways to get involved:

Become a member of the Board and network with other industries to get a broader view of labor market issues and challenges

Participate in committee meetings and in training partnerships across the region

Contact our Executive Director and Executive Assistant to offer feedback on barriers and issues in your industry

Board Officers

Chair, Neil Scanlon
First Vice-Chair, Allison van der Velden
Second Vice-Chair, Melissa Eaton

Corporation Officers

President, Cindy Peeters
Treasurer, Susan Surner
Clerk, Laurie Millman


Big Y World Class Market

City of Northampton

Community Action of Pioneer Valley

Community Health Center of Franklin County

Cooley Dickinson

DC 35 Painters & Allied Trades Union

Franklin County Community Development Corporation

Greenfield Community College

Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance

Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission

North Quabbin Chamber of Commerce

Pioneer Valley Hotel Group

Quabbin Valley Healthcare

Rapid Response

Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School

Smiths Interconnect

Surner Heating Company

The Literacy Project

UMass School of Public Health & Health Sciences

Worthington Assembly

University of Massachusetts Amherst

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