Cambridge Works

Cambridge Works participant preparing food at his job

Cambridge Works, the City of Cambridge’s transitional jobs program, is recruiting! The program serves Cambridge residents between the ages of 18-35 who have difficulty finding full-time jobs due to limited work experience, a gap in their work history, legal challenges, or personal issues. Cambridge Works is offered twice a year, in the spring and fall.

Cambridge Works is recruiting for its spring 2024 cycle, which begins in late March. Fill out this form to apply to the program

The program provides participants with:

  • A 3-month, paid temporary job placement at a local organization 
  • Professional development classes focusing on resume and cover letting writing, interview preparation, financial literacy, communication skills, and goal setting 
  • Support from a case manager 
  • Job search support to find full-time employment 

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Testimonials from Cambridge Works Graduates

"... Before starting Cambridge Works, I felt lost, after going through many job interviews that unfortunately didn’t go any further. The Cambridge Works program got me out of the rut I was stuck in and gave me purpose and motivation again. My time with Cambridge Works will reside with me for the rest of my life." – Jaelyn

"Cambridge Works was such an amazing experience. I met the most positive, down-to-earth people. Everyone at the worksite was helpful and supportive. It was such a different feeling for me. It felt good to work with so many patient and professional people." – Jasmaly

"I didn’t know was how much I would change and grow from being a part of the program. Aside from working at a great worksite, Cambridge Works provided me with case management meetings and professional development classes." – Xavier

Read about the experience of past Cambridge Works graduates

Questions? Contact Michael Merullo at or 617-349-7743.