1. Boston Fed awards Springfield $475K grant to help low-income residents get work | masslive.com

    Boston Fed awards Springfield $475K grant to help low-income residents get work | masslive.com

    A partnership of Springfield business, civic and education groups received $475,000 in Working Cities Challenge grant money from the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston for programs linking low-income residents to the in-demand training needed for jobs that often go unfilled.  'How do we as a community help low-income residents of Springfield who need good jobs?' said Ann Burke, vice president of the Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts. 'How do we get them the training necessary to obtain and keep those jobs? How do we overcome the barriers between those people who need jobs and employers who need qualified ...

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