The MassHire Merrimack Valley Workforce Board is composed of knowledgeable and influential business and community leaders who are appointed by the Mayor of Lawrence on behalf of the fifteen communities that make up the region. As a regional entity, we work closely with our local municipalities to bolster economic development and employment and to provide businesses in our region with the best trained workforce possible.  The region is comprised of the following cities and towns: Andover, Amesbury, Boxford, Georgetown, Groveland, Haverhill, Lawrence, Merrimac, Methuen, Newbury, Newburyport, North Andover, Rowley, Salisbury, and West Newbury.

The board serves as the oversight and policy-making body for federally funded employment and training services in the region. The board also has the broader role of addressing critical labor market issues and developing strategic partnerships with local leaders in economic development, the K-12 and higher education system, government agencies, chambers of commerce, community-based and labor organizations.

MassHire Programs & Services are funded in full by US Department of Labor (USDOL) Employment and Training Administration grants. Additional details furnished upon request.

ABOUT MERRIMACK VALLEY

The Merrimack Valley is home to over 346,521 residents throughout 15 diverse cities and towns in Northeastern Massachusetts that range from urban and traditionally industrial to rural and traditionally agricultural.

Today, the Merrimack Valley region is growing, experiencing dynamic and exciting change in its demographic composition. The greatest resource of the Merrimack Valley remains its skilled workforce.

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OUR STAFF

Frank Bonet

Executive Director

Corina Ossers

Deputy Director

Tracy Myszkowski

Chief Financial Officer

Joe Eid

IT Director

Cristy Gomez

Youth Programs Manager

Lynda Buote

Office Manager

Yevette Garcia

Youth Programs Specialist

Rosangela Amaro

Youth Programs Specialist

Yeang Leng

Youth Administrative Assistant

Varsha Gandhi

Fiscal Administrator

Valerie Luque

Grants Accountant

Beverly Stopyra

Fiscal Support Specialist

Abby Seripais

Workforce Development Manager

Matt Robert

Grants Accountant