For Employers



Are you looking for talented job candidates? 

Finding qualified, reliable employees is essential to the success of any company. For you to achieve your business goals, it's crucial that you have a diverse, skilled workforce behind you every step of the way. The Central Mass Employment Collaborative can connect you with talented and committed candidates.

CMEC works with companies like yours across Central Massachusetts to connect you with an untapped market of qualified job candidates. Our pool of candidates includes individuals across 38 local cities and towns who experience varying types of disabilities. Candidates range in terms of skill sets, level of education, and interests, but share one common trait - the commitment and desire to enter the workforce and contribute positively to a local employer.

Putting ABILITIES to work.

Individuals with disabilities represent a rich pool of qualified workers. By recruiting and hiring these individuals, you can help your business maintain a competitive advantage through: 

  • Reduced turnover rates
  • Work Opportunity Tax Credits for employers
  • Access to the market share of individuals with disabilities and their families
  • A unique perspective to guide the development of your services or products
  • An enriched and diverse workforce

How we work with you.

Partnering with the Central Mass Employment Collaborative comes with no cost to employers.  By working with us, you'll save thousands of dollars typically spent on print advertising, online job boards, and recruitment fees. Our Employer Liaisons will meet with you to learn about your staffing needs and requirements, and will help determine how we can best fill your current job openings. 

“CMEC understands that a manufacturer can’t wait for additional help any more than our customers can’t wait for our products.  I especially like the idea of reaching a wide range of partners to fill my open positions with a single job posting.”
   – Peter Kasparson, Assistant Human Resources Manager, David Clark Company Inc.

“CMEC has been a pleasure to work with. Their goals align well with ours in increasing employment opportunities for all and reaching a wider network of candidates for our openings.”
   – Stacey Angers, Recruiter, Charter Spectrum

“Wegmans Food Markets has enjoyed its partnership with the Regional Employment Collaboratives. As the company has opened new stores in Massachusetts, the store teams have worked with the different Collaboratives to find applicants that are a match for the Wegmans Who We Are values. The store teams have all appreciated the passion and energy that the Collaboratives bring to their mission!”

 – Jeff Monahan, Human Resources, Wegmans Food Markets, New England Division 


Partner with us.

Riverside offers Annual Sponsorship Opportunities for employers who want to show their commitment to our program. Thank you to CVS Healthcare for their inaugural Gold Sponsorship. If you would like more information, please contact Stephanie Marks, Director, Employment Collaboratives at smarks@riversidecc.org or (781) 686-8146.


Learn about our recent partnership on a statewide hiring program with Sodexo.                                

Press release: http://www.riversidecc.org/news/employment-collaboratives-partner-sodexo/

We work with many employers, including:

Advance Auto Parts
Advantage Solutions
Apex – Fedex Drivers
Avidia Bank
Best Buy
Big Y Foods Inc
BJ’s Wholesale
Brookdale Senior Living
Charter Communications
Chipotle (add)
Christopher House
City of Worcester
Coca Cola
College of the Holy Cross
Cracker Barrel
CVS Health
David Clark Company Incorporated
DCU Banking
DCU Center
Eastridge Workforce Solutions
Edward Kennedy
Electronics Recyclers International
Enterprise Holdings
Fedex Ground
Five Guys
Habitat for Humanity
Home Depot
Imperial Cars and Miss Mendon Diner
Imperial Distributors
Integral Resources
Jackson Hewitt Tax Service
Kohl's Department Store
Kraft Group LLC / Gillette Stadium
Lowe's Home Improvement
Mapfre Insurance
Milford Regional Medical Center
Ninety Nine Restaurants Corp
Ocean State Job Lot
Panera Bread
Pot Pourri
Rand-Whitney Group LLC
Reliant Medical
Renewal By Andersen
Salvation Army
SAS Retail Services
Snap Chef
Special Faces
Spectrum Health
St Vincent Hospital
Stop & Shop
Target Corp
The TJX Companies
TLC Janitorial
UHealth Solutions
UMass Medical School
Valvoline /Henley Enterprises
Van Pool
Worcester Public School District Inc
Worcester WooSox