$63 million jobs bill unveiled by Senate

Will provide funding for job training


BOSTON (WWLP) – Members of the Massachusetts Senate have released their plan to bring more jobs to the Commonwealth.

On Friday, senators released their economic development plan, with a clear goal of creating more jobs across the state.

The bill aims to provide incentives for businesses to come to Massachusetts, but it comes with a hefty price tag.

Totaling $63 million, the bill provides resources and training throughout the state, so businesses have reasons to open their doors here.

Western Massachusetts would reap a large part of the benefit, due to the high demand for jobs; especially in the manufacturing and information technology (IT) sector.

“Major employers are telling us the IT people that they need do not exist in our workforce. We’re incentivizing in this bill, IT training for people who just want to learn different jobs,” said Sen. Gale Candaras (D-Wilbraham).

Senate members have until Sunday to file changes, and it will go up for debate on Tuesday.

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