About Us



The Central Mass Employment Collaborative (CMEC) is a vibrant partnership between service providers, government agencies, workforce development entities, and employers working towards one common goal - to increase employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities.

CMEC works with employers across Central Massachusetts to connect them with a largely untapped market of qualified job candidates. Our pool of candidates includes individuals from 38 cities and towns in the area, who experience either a mental illness, a developmental disability, or in some cases, a physical disability.  Job candidates have a range of interests, skills, and level of education, but all share one common trait - the commitment and desire to enter the workforce and contribute positively to a local employer.

CMEC is an initiative of Riverside Community Care funded by the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) and the Department of Mental Health (DMH).

For more information on Riverside Community Care, please visit www.riversidecc.org.

Areas Served

CMEC connects businesses with  employment service providers and the job seekers they serve from the following cities and towns: 

Auburn, Ashburnham, Ashby, Ayer, Barre, Bellingham, Berlin, Blackstone, Bolton, Boylston, Brimfield, Brookfield, Charlton, Clinton, Douglas, Dudley, East Brookfield, Fitchburg, Franklin, Gardner, Gilbertville, Grafton, Groton, Hardwick, Harvard, Holden, Holland, Hopedale, Hubbardston, Lancaster, Leicester, Leominster, Lunenburg, Medway, Mendon, Milford, Millbury, Millville, New Braintree, North Brookfield, Northbridge, Oakham, Oxford, Paxton, Pepperell, Princeton, Rutland, Shirley, Shrewsbury, Southbridge, Spencer, Sterling, Sturbridge, Sutton, Templeton, Townsend, Upton, Uxbridge, Wales, Warren, Webster, West Boylston, West Brookfield, Westminster, Whitinsville, and Worcester.

CMEC service area