Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-789-R1

Redraft ECO 789

Advancing Women’s Workforce Reentry

Ms. Rausch and Mr. O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7003-0100, by adding the following words:-  “; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for a study assessing the impact of the 2019 novel coronavirus on women’s participation in the workforce; provided further, that the study shall be conducted by the executive office of labor and workforce development in conjunction with the MassHire Department of Career Services, the department of early education and care and the Commonwealth Corporation; provided further, that the study shall include, but not be limited to, the industries and available demographic information of women displaced from the workforce due to the 2019 novel coronavirus and resulting economic landscape, as well as an analysis of potential barriers to workforce reentry including, but not limited to, transportation and child care; provided further, that the study shall include recommendations regarding ways to support workforce reentry including workforce development, job training and other programs; provided further, that not later than October 1, 2021, the executive office shall report the results of the study and related recommendations to the joint committee on labor and workforce development and the house and senate committees on ways and means"; and by striking out the figure “$792,620” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$892,620”.