North Suburban Employment Collaborative

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 North Suburban Employment Collaborative can connect you with talented and committed candidates.

NSEC works with companies like yours across the North Suburban area to connect you with an untapped market of qualified job candidates. Our pool of candidates includes individuals across 30 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 North Suburban 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. 

“I always know that when I get a referral from North Suburban Employment Collaborative that I’m going to get a hard-working and motivated candidate who is ready to take on a new challenge. We have had great success with this partnership and really value the relationship that we have built. I look forward to placing more amazing individuals!”
   – Heidi Havlerston, Enterprise Holdings

“Gratefulness. Our team felt bathed in gratefulness when we hired a crew with help from NSEC. Every day, this dedicated team of intellectually-disabled individuals came with a talented coach to bring a positive attitude into our office. The work they did was good, and their attitude was fantastic. The professionalism of the coaches and managers meant that we could rely on this team to deliver meaningful work for our business.” 
   – Laura Jo Rippy, Owner, Pepper Joes/ Culinary Teas

“NSEC provided us with qualified, dependable employees right when we needed them. Together we are stronger and better able to meet our community’s needs.”
   – Merri-Lynn Lathrop, Director of Operations, Ipswich Family YMCA

“We see our relationship with NSEC and all of the various employment collaboratives as both strategic and fulfilling our mission. We are proud of our affiliation with you and share this successful story often, throughout the year, all across the state.”
   – Wil Leslie, Service Extension Director, Massachusetts Division, The Salvation Army

Learn about our recent partnership on a statewide hiring program with Sodexo .
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Please call us today to learn more about the North Suburban Employment Collaborative and how we can help you hire qualified, responsible employees. We work with many employers including:

AC Moore Arts & Crafts
Action Apparel
Allied Barton at the Colonnade
Bed Bath & Beyond
Best Buy
BJ's Wholesale Club
Buffalo Wild Wings
Christmas Tree Shop
Corporate Chefs
Culinary Teas/Pepper Joes
Cumberland Farm
Dave & Busters
Dollar Tree Stores
Double Tree Hilton
Enterprise Holdings
FedEx Ground
Forever 21
Friendly's Restaurant
G2 Secure Staffing
Gillette Stadium
Paul K. Guillow's
Home Depot
Home Goods (TJX Companies)
Kmart (Sear’s Holdings)
Lakeside Inn
Liberty Tax Services
Malden Public Schools
Market Basket
Marshalls (TJX Companies)
Michael’s Arts and Crafts
Noodles & Co. (Hamra Enterprises)
Not Your Average Joes
Ocean State Job lot
Off Broadway Shoe Warehouse
Panera  (Hamra Enterprises)
Party City
Riverside Community Care
Salvation Army
Sears (Sears Holdings)
Smashburger (Savin Foods)
State Street
Stop & Shop
TJ Maxx (TJX Companies)
Tufts Medical Center
Valvoline Oil
Wal Mart
Whole Foods
YMCA Everett
YMCA Malden
YMCAs of the North Shore