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Good Jobs Metro Boston Coalition

Connecting residents to quality, good-paying job opportunities in child care, clean energy, and healthcare.

The Office of Workforce Development (OWD) was one of 32 organizations selected as a Good Jobs Challenge grantee out of 509 applicants. As a result, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) awarded OWD $23M. This is a once-in-a-generation investment to transform Boston's communities and local economy. 

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The Good Jobs Metro Boston Coalition aims to train and place residents in 4,618 quality jobs over the three-year grant period. Our targeted industries are childcare, healthcare, and clean energy.

We serve:

  • unemployed,
  • underemployed,
  • incumbent workers,
  • community college students, and
  • BIPOC individuals in the Greater Boston Region.


What is the Good Jobs Challenge?

The Good Jobs Challenge is a $500M investment from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) to provide opportunities for training and placement into good, quality jobs using a sector strategy. 

What is a Good Job?

  • A good job exceeds the local prevailing wage for an industry within the region.
  • A good job provides basic benefits (i.e., paid leave, health insurance, retirement/savings plan) and/or is unionized.
  • A good job helps an employee develop the skills and experiences necessary to advance in their career.

How We Help?

  • Provide trainings for quality jobs in Child Care, Clean Energy and Healthcare.
  • Provide job interview preparation and job placement.
  • Work with partners to scale training models and provide pathways to career mobility.


Applications for job training and placement opportunities are coming soon! 

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