Revere residents and businesses are integral members of developing and sustaining a vibrant local economy, and supporting the creation of good jobs and the employment of Revere residents is an important goal of the Office of Strategic Planning and Economic Development. These goals are pursued in close collaboration with municipal partners, Revere Public Schools, community-based organizations, local small businesses, anchor employers, and regional and stage agencies.
Initiatives include partnership and program development that aim to create, increase, and improve access to opportunities for local residents to access enrichment programs, workforce training and education, and newly-created employment opportunities in Revere. For further information, please refer to the contact information below.
MassHire is a network of 29 career centers, overseen by the MassHire Department of Career Services, that creates and sustains powerful connections between businesses and job seekers through a statewide network of employment professionals aiming to facilitate employment opportunities. In addition, MassHire’s 16 Workforce Boards engage businesses in building long-term talent solutions across the Commonwealth. Job seekers, businesses attempting to better fulfill their hiring and industry needs, or youth looking for early career and employment opportunities should consult the MassHire website. For further assistance, please see the contact information above.
Summer Youth Jobs
Mayor Arrigo’s Summer Youth Employment Program aims to serve as a young person’s first paid job experience and exposure to the workforce. The program serves ages 15-21 and is funded through the annual municipal budget along with grants from the Massachusetts Port Authority and YouthWorks. Through the program, teens can work in one the many departments across the City government as well as certain local businesses partnered with the City and the Chamber of Commerce.
TND CONNECT is a financial opportunity center that strives to help people achieve sustainable living wage jobs as well as financial health and well being by partnering to provide essential skills, knowledge, and social capital in one central and supportive location. CONNECT, run by the community development nonprofit The Neighborhood Developers (TND), offers the services of five agencies working to improve the financial mobility of low-income families and provides programs including Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and coaching for residents and community groups. For more information, please see the TND CONNECT website.
Urban Agenda Grant Program
The Commonwealth’s Urban Agenda Grant program works to promote economic vitality and cultivate stronger urban neighborhood across Massachusetts. The state program awards flexible funding for local efforts that bring together community stakeholders to pursue economic development initiatives. In 2018, Revere was awarded a $50,000 grant via this program to help fund TND CONNECT, a one-stop career and financial opportunity center. For further information, please see the contact information at the top of the page or see the Commonwealth’s Urban Agenda program.
Vocational schools are educational institutions, either secondary or post-secondary, that provide technical skills and education required to perform the tasks of a particular job. Students enrolling in vocational programs learn and develop their skills in trades such as carpentry, dentistry, cosmetology, autobody, electricity, and numerous other technical fields. The main vocational schools that Revere residents typically enroll in are the Northeast Metropolitan Regional Vocational High School in Wakefield or the Medford Vocational Technical High School in Medford. For further information, please see the schools’ respective websites (linked above) or see the City contact listing at the top of the page.