I’m proud to announce the launch of our Central Mass Employment Collaborative’s new website! The Central Mass Employment Collaborative (CMEC) is a Riverside initiative funded by the Department of Developmental Disabilities and the Department of Mental Health. It is a vibrant partnership between many 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. Their 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. The new website highlights all of this and more – click here to visit the new site.
Riverside has five employment collaboratives across the state and we will be updating and creating websites for the other four in the coming months.
~Scott M. Bock, Founder and President/CEO