Working Communities Challenge Employer Resources

The Springfield Area (Northern Windham & Southern Windsor county) have received a three-year, $300,000 grant to implement an initiative focused on strengthening workforce participation throughout the region.

The SAWCC team wants to engage regional employers to better understand their challenges and work together, with service providers, to create a holistic approach to address the challenges that prevent individuals from finding and maintaining employment, including transportation, childcare, housing, and education.

Below you will find a list of employer resources.

Springfield Area Employer Resource Meetings

The Springfield Area Employer Resource meetings are an opportunity for businesses to discuss challenges and gain knowledge pertaining to HR-related topics. Previous sessions have included topics such as, Workforce Development and Best Practices for Onboarding.

These meetings are available to all area employers (free of charge). HR representatives, managers and business leaders are welcome to join. The meetings take place on the first Wednesday of the month from 9am-10:30 am.

The next session: May 5th, 9:00-10:30am

Topic: Providing Effective Performance Feedback & Updates on latest Covid-19 regulations.

You can Register here: 


Accessing affordable childcare remains a challenge in our region and throughout the state. The Springfield Area Parent Child Center (SAPCC) has created the following document as reference for employers to assist in navigating this process.

SAPCC – Childcare Resources for Employers


Transportation barriers consistently impact the ability of regional residents to find and maintain employment. Southeast Vermont Transit (SeVT) has created the following Ride Guide as a comprehensive list of travel options throughout the region. This guide is for all members of the community but can be used to find transportation options to access employment.

SeVT Ride Guide

For more information about the Springfield Area Working Communities Challenge you can contact Amanda Porter, SAWCC Coordinator ( or call 802-885-3005.

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