Mayor Linda Tyer Appointed to MassHIRE State Workforce Board

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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Gov. Charlie Baker has appointed Pittsfield Mayor Linda Tyer to the MassHIRE State Workforce Board for a two-year term.

The board, compiled of 33 members from across the state, advises the governor on building a strong workforce development system aligned with state education policies and economic development goals.

"I am so pleased to accept this appointment. This is the first time a Pittsfield mayor has been appointed to the MassHire State Workforce Board, and it will bring the City of Pittsfield to an important table of policymaking around workforce training. I look forward to the conversations and engagement ahead,” she said.

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