Cambridge Works Transitional Jobs Program Gives Cambridge Residents a Helping Hand


9/27/2013

Cambridge Works Sept 2013 Grads

Photo:  Cambridge Works graduates and program staff at the 2013 ceremony.

Cambridge Works, the City’s transitional jobs program for younger residents who haven’t been able to get or keep jobs, celebrated its 11th graduating class Sept. 26 at Cambridge City Hall.

The program provides a temporary job with the City, and/or other partner employers, while also offering intensive care management, soft skills development and job search assistance to help participants secure an unsubsidized job upon program completion. Cambridge Works is coordinated through the Office of Workforce Development for the Department of Human Services Program (DHSP).
Congratulations to the September 2013 Cambridge Works graduates: Quiahna Aiguier, Corey Anderson, Paul Dottin-Carter, Hailemelkot Kahassai, Christopher Rodriguez, Wesley Thorpe and Douglas Treadwell, Jr.

City Manager Richard C. Rossi congratulated the graduates, thanked the worksite supervisors for their contribution toward the program’s success and praised the dedication of the Cambridge Works staff. “They are not only dedicated to the program, but to the individuals. They will follow up and mentor these participants and really help them turn their lives around,” Rossi said of the staff.

The 2013 Worksites included: Cambridge Dept. of Public Works, Cambridge Housing Authority, Hyatt Regency, Spaulding Hospital, Tasty Burger and United Security Inc.

Below are comments from some of the 2013 graduates:

“The (Cambridge Works) staff helped me get my foot in the door and enhance my confidence.”
-Wesley Thorpe

“The professional development classes were so helpful and I really loved my job. I can’t thank the (Cambridge Works) staff enough for really being in my corner.”
-Quiahna Auguier

Cambridge Works is currently recruiting participants for its next session. For more information, contact Susan Mintz, at 617-349-6070 or smintz@cambridgema.gov.

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