1. With SkillSmart, EDC of Western Massachusetts connects people, training, jobs (video)

    With SkillSmart, EDC of Western Massachusetts connects people, training, jobs (video)

    Baystate Health has 12,000 employees and makes about 1,400 new hires a year of folks from outside its system, said President and CEO Mark Keroack. And as the city's largest employer, Baystate's gotten used to creating its own pipelines, or dedicated training programs to fill its need for workers, Keroack said. That's changing with Springfield Works and SkillSmart, an online portal for job seekers that tells them what skills they need for the job they want. It also helps them identify the skills they have already -- either from school, the military or just from living ...

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