Workforce Development Leader Awards

We are looking for "a few good firms" to recognize as Workforce Development Leaders in the Franklin, Hampshire and North Quabbin Area.


The REB looks for some (not necessarily all) of the following characteristics when selecting companies:

  • a company that is generally known as “a good place to work”
  • a company with a reputation for "investing" in workers
    (For example: by training, advancing, and promoting people from within; or providing special job-training or exploration opportunities for youth or other populations; or fully utilizing the services of the One-Stop Career Centers; or taking advantage of other public resources, like the Workforce Training Funds, etc.)
  • a company that is private sector but public-spirited: visible and active in the community.

Companies can be nominated for this award by anyone in the community, including employees, other companies, and those associated with economic, business or workforce development in the Franklin Hampshire region, such as Chambers of Commerce, Community Development Corporations, educational institutions, and human service agencies of various kinds.


What Company Comes to Your Mind?

Please download the Nomination Form Nomination Form (Word doc), fill it out and send it to FHREB, One Arch Place, Greenfield MA 01301, or e-mail it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Just write a few lines in the space provided about the company and why you think they deserve recognition as a Workforce Development Leader. Include your phone number so we can call you for more information. REB committee members will take it from there!*

Thank you!

Patricia Crosby, Executive Director


Present and Past Workforce Development Leader Award Winners


* Companies who are current members of the REB are not eligible to receive this award.
** There is no obligation on the part of selected employers, except to be the recipient of a plaque from the Franklin Hampshire Regional Employment Board to recognize their workforce development leadership.