Greater Boston Employment Collaborative

About Us



The Greater Boston Employment Collaborative (GBEC) is a vibrant partnership between service providers, government agencies, workforce development entities, and employers working towards one common goal - to increase employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities.

GBEC works with employers across the Greater Boston Area to connect them with a largely untapped market of qualified job candidates. Our pool of candidates includes individuals from 30 towns from Belmont to Winthrop, 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.

GBEC is an initiative of Riverside Community Care funded by the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) and Mass Commission for the Blind.

Areas Served

Belmont, Boston (including Beacon Hill, Charlestown, Dorchester, East Boston, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Mattapan, Milton, North End, Roslindale, Roxbury, South Boston, South End, West Roxbury), Brookline, Cambridge, Chelsea, Dedham, Needham, Newton, Revere, Somerville, Waltham, Watertown, Wellesley, Weston, Westwood, Winthrop.