Skills-USAThe Central Massachusetts workforce is young, highly educated, skilled, and growing.

Between 2000 and 2010, Worcester’s labor force increased by 11.5%

About 41% of Worcester’s workforce was 34 years old or under in 2010 with nearly a quarter of the city’s workforce population between the ages of 15 and 24 years old. 19% of the Worcester County population was between 0 and 14 years, which means that both the City of Worcester and the region are expected to see larger groups of young people entering the workforce over the next two decades.

In Worcester, 30% of the population over the age of 25 had a bachelor’s degree or higher and 84% of that population has a greater than high school education.

Supporting Workforce Training

The Chamber’s Higher Education – Business Partnership leverages the region’s colleges and universities to retain talent locally and to incubate new companies. These strategic partnerships enhance our business recruitment efforts, and provide vital career development opportunities for our college students. Learn more about the Higher Ed – Business Partnership.

Additional employer resources include:

Central Mass. Workforce Investment Board


The Research Bureau

Workforce Central