We have jobs.
That's what numerous elected officials proclaimed Wednesday morning. There are thousands of jobs available. But, at the same time, there are still thousands of people in the Berkshires looking.
"We have jobs, lots of jobs, nearly 1,500 every day. Job from travel and tourism to engineering to health care, executives and entry-level and every level of talent," Mayor Linda Tyer said. "We have jobs. The Berkshires are ready to hire."
Workforce development professionals are taking a deeper dive into building the region's health care, hospitality, and manufacturing industries.
It isn't that other sectors aren't important but that the Baker administration has tasked local officials to develop a blueprint for workforce development with specific industries to focus a greater amount of attention.