New study shows 300K MA residents may need new careers in the next decade

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Baker-Polito Administration releases Future of Work Report; outlines ongoing steps to address findings

BOSTON (WWLP) – Governor Charlie Baker on Tuesday announced the results of a “future of work” study.

From not working at all, to working remotely and then returning to a hybrid work model, the Massachusetts economy looks a lot different today than it did just two years ago. A new report from the Baker Administration provides several major solutions to the new problems that employers and employees face.  

Over the next decade, Gov. Baker believes that 300,000 to 400,000 people may need to transition into different careers. To help train a new class of workers the Baker administration wants to use more than $240 million for workforce training.

“This effort is all about retraining our workers and building on Massachusetts’ strengths as a leader, especially in innovation and life sciences,” Baker said on Tuesday.

To lift up some of the hardest-hit communities in the state, the governor hopes to produce 200,000 new housing units by 2030. Most of which will help promote homeownership in black and brown neighborhoods.

Now one issue in particular that most working people in the Commonwealth have been pushing for is affordable childcare. Baker’s plan also aims to invest in that area providing $640 million in federal funds.

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