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Boston career changers can find plenty of helping hands

Residents with a wide range of professional backgrounds can access job training programs offered by private and public organizations in the Boston area. The current variety of programs can be traced back to recent changes in the state's economy. 

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"Shifts in Greater Boston’s economy spotlight retraining efforts that connect 'unemployed and underemployed people with actual job opportunities,' says Mark Melnik, director of economic and public policy research at the UMass Donahue Institute. “This is a point of emphasis with the Baker administration,” he says. In January, Governor Charlie Baker earmarked $5 million for job-training initiatives to develop more skilled labor for Massachusetts employers."

While some programs may focus their services on immigrants who are adjusting their careers in the American marketplace, other programs focus on older workers looking for a career "re-boot" including starting their own business.

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