Newton businesses and nonprofits are hiring!

Qualified employees can earn $1,000 in cash bonuses for taking a job in Newton.

The City of Newton in partnership with MassHire Metro South/West and the Newton-Needham Regional Chamber is offering cash incentives of up to $1,000 to any currently unemployed and underemployed individuals who secure employment of up to 20 hrs/week or more with a qualifying Newton employer.

Qualified newly hired employees will earn a $500 cash bonus after four weeks of employment and an additional $500 cash bonus for remaining with the same employer through the week of Dec. 20, 2021. The Newton Hires program will be run through the MassHire Metro South/West office and is available
beginning Aug. 9, 2021. The program is limited to the first 200 individuals who get hired in Newton, remain employed, and qualify for the cash awards.

Employees do not need to live in Newton to be eligible for a bonus but the business/nonprofit must be located in Newton.

Employee Eligibility

To be eligible for the “Newton Hires” program, applicants must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Currently unemployed, underemployed, or receiving public assistance.
  • Register online or by phone with MassHire Metro South/West no later than Nov. 30 2021. Applicants are encouraged to contact us at MassHire Metro South/West as soon as possible since funds are limited to the first 200 individuals. Participants can register online at:
  • Complete and return the Newton Hires Eligibility Attestation Form
  • Secure employment of 20 hours a week or more with a Newton-based business with a physical location in Newton no later than Nov. 30, 2021.
  • Provide appropriate documentation to MassHire showing that they have remained with the Newton employer for a period of four weeks (to receive the $500 cash incentive) and potentially receive an additional $500 cash incentive upon remaining with the employer through the week of December 20, 2021.
  • Participants must apply for all payments no later than Feb. 28, 2022.

Mass Hire Metro South/West Career Centers
Framingham: 508-861-7993
Norwood: 781-269-5494