1. Massachusetts commits $469K to boost women, minority workforce through Tech Foundry in Springfield, Boston’s Hack.Diversity

    Massachusetts commits $469K to boost women, minority workforce through Tech Foundry in Springfield, Boston’s Hack.Diversity

    The STEM — science, technology, engineering and math — workforce in Massachusetts is growing and highly paid. But it’s also 76% white. Only 26% of information technology jobs are held by women.Jobs in the field are growing mostly in a few Boston-area communities — making a compelling argument, business boosters heard Thursday, for increasing training and outreach in Western Massachusetts to boost minority and women participation in STEM careers.

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