Employers are the most important customers of the Berkshire County Regional Employment Board, Inc.
The Board acts as a broker for many services available to employers through the region’s workforce development system.
The board charters and oversees “BerkshireWorks” One-Stop Career Center centrally located in Pittsfield, MA. BerkshireWorks serves the entire 32 communities in the Berkshire County region.
The Board also partners with other regional workforce organizations and entities, such as Berkshire Community College, local economic development organizations, the area’s chambers of commerce. In addition, the Board can assist businesses in contacting numerous other local training providers.
Whether a business is considering locating in the region or an existing business experiences various human resource needs, such as downsizing or training, there are many services available at no charge.
MA BizWorks Program
MA BizWorks Program Massachusetts BizWorks is funded by the Expanding Business Engagement (EBE) Initiative to improve the coordination of services offered to businesses in Massachusetts.
MA BizWorks also connects businesses directly to many money-saving services offered by the state. How Mass BizWorks can help:
- Up to $250,000 to upgrade the skills of your current workforce
- Up to $25,000 for workplace safety training
- Tax incentives for business expansion
- Reimbursement of wages for training new workers
- Free consulting services to help your business grow and innovate
- Layoff management or aversion Link to MA BizWorks Page see below: http://www.mass.gov/lwd/employment-services/services-for-employers/expanding-business-engagement/
If your business is interested in learning more about the services available at Workforce Central, please contact your local Business Service Representative.
If you have a complaint or grievance resulting from an interaction at Berkshire Works or the Berkshire workforce system, you may contact the Career Center EEO Complaint Officer EWard@BerkshireWorks.org, LNewton@DETMA.org or the BCREB Executive Director heather@berkshireREB.org to arrange an informal resolution. If a resolution cannot be agreed upon or you have a complaint or grievance about the WIA Title I program or activities, you may file a complaint within one year. File a complaint (Spanish). BCREB and BerkshireWorks are EEO employers.