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Construction-Related Trades and Union Occupations in the Greater Brockton Region

Prepared for the the MassHire Greater Brockton Workforce Board

Construction and trades jobs are crucial to the Greater Brockton region. In particular, the skilled jobs in this field have good earning potential and are in high demand. The MassHire Greater Brockton Workforce Board (MHGBWB) engaged the UMass Donahue Institute (UMDI) to provide a high‐level landscape assessment of the ‘trades’ sector including the demographic makeup of the workforce, employment trends, the role of unions in construction and related trades, and current barriers to individuals seeking work in union and trades occupations. The study area is the MHGBWB 10-municipality region of Greater Brockton and surrounding towns with supplemental information on the larger area. 

Read the report below or this summary slide deck of the report's findings.


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