State Workforce Development System Report of Findings & Recommendations

The 2017 Legislature directed the Commissioner of Labor and the Chair of the State Workforce Development Board to convene a working group on the state’s workforce development system. The S.135 Working Group was formed and produce a report for the legislature. For the final report and recommendations from the S.135 Working Group, as required in Act 60 (2017), please click here.

Join Hypertherm team as a CNC Machine Operator

Are you considering a career in growing field of Advanced Manufacturing?

Hypertherm of Hanover, NH is hiring up to 16 CNC Machine Operators to join their team of Associates!

No experience required – Hypertherm hires all Machine Operators through completion of a 9-week fundamentals program at the Hypertherm Technical Training Institute.

Participants earn:

  • A certificate and credits towards an Associate’s Degree after successful program completion
  • $14.30/hour (2nd shift base, plus differential) to $14.95/hour (3rd shift base, plus differential) during the program
  • An increase to base pay after successful program completion

Comprehensive benefits package includes:

  • Profit sharing program
  • Employee Stock Ownership (ESOP)
  • Stable, growing organization with a strong no-layoff philosophy
  • Non-union, safe, friendly environment
  • Competitive medical/dental insurance
  • 100% tuition reimbursement
  • Gym facilities open 24/7 with free fitness classes
  • In-house cafeterias
  • Community Service Time, 32 hours/year

Interested applicants should plan to attend the upcoming Career Fair to learn about what makes Hypertherm one of the best companies to work for in New Hampshire!

Candidates must attend a Career Fair in Hanover, New Hampshire, on Saturday, January 27.  Click here to learn more, register online, and apply!

Join Hypertherm Team as a CNC Machine Operator [pdf]


Department of Labor Announces David Lahr as New Workforce Development Director

Commissioner of Labor, Lindsay Kurrle, announced the appointment of long-time Department of Labor employee David Lahr as the new Workforce Development
Division Director.

Press Release

Vermont’s Statewide 2014-2024 Long Term Occupational Projections

The Vermont Department of Labor announces the release of the 2014-2024 Long Term Occupational Projections, showing future employment growth in over 500 occupations. Also included in the release is the Median Wage Rate and the typical Education, Work Experience and On-The-Job Training needed for each occupation.

Long Term Projections provide a general guide for the direction and relative strength of occupational demand and assist the educational community, workforce development specialists, and individuals exploring careers to plan for the future and identify occupations that will show promise in the number of annual openings and good incomes over the long run.

For more information visit Occupational Projections and or download the 2014-2024 Long Term Occupational Projections – Statewide [XLS] report.

Barrier-Free Employment

Career Resource Centers

Vermont Job Link


Barrier-Free Employment Brochure

State of Vermont WIOA Unified Plan

To view the State of Vermont WIOA Unified Plan, click here.
If you have questions or comments, please email Roger VanTassel.

The White River Junction Office has Moved to 118 Prospect St. in Hartford


Vermont WIA/W-P State Plan 2012 through 2017 (PDF)

Vermont State WIA W-P 5 Year Strategic Plan