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2:00pm - 3:30pm
Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce
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December 14, 2021
The Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce submitted testimony in support of H.3051, An Act relative to providing a tax credit for employee training, because this bill would incentivize workforce development training and expand access at a time when employers need skilled workers.
This bill establishes a corporate tax credit for half of the costs for the Massachusetts Advancement Center Workforce Innovation Collaborative’s (MACWIC) Applied Manufacturing Technology Pathway Certification Program. The center is responsible for administering the certification program through regional vocational-technical high schools, community colleges, private and semi-private organizations. Providing this credit incentivizes employers to pay for advanced manufacturing certifications, helping to train more skilled workers. This will help Massachusetts employers grow a skilled and diverse workforce.
Despite a significant uptick in employment, the number of manufacturing workers in Massachusetts still lags behind pre-pandemic levels. There were 243,000 manufacturing workers in February 2020 compared to 238,000 in October 2021. At the same time, there are over 300,000 open jobs in Massachusetts as of September 2021. Passing this bill could help to fill the number of jobs still open in Massachusetts. This credit would help Massachusetts train and certify more manufacturing workers and could help match employers with a diverse labor pool.
Incentivizing employer training initiatives is a top priority of the Chamber’s skills coalition for shrinking the skills gap in Massachusetts. The Chamber urges the Committee to advance this bill to incentivize the development of our next generation of manufacturers.
 Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Economic Data, All Employees: Manufacturing in Massachusetts https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/MAMFG
 Bureau of Labor Statistics: State Job Openings and Labor Turnover – November 2021 https://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/jltst.pdf
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