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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 Charles River Regional Chamber (formerly 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 20hrs/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 MassHire’s 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.

Newton Hires  is funded from a portion of the City of Newton’s share of the federal American Rescue Plan Act funding.

Newton-based Employer Requirements

In order for employees to become eligible for the “Newton Hires” hiring incentive bonus, the employer must:

  • Be a Newton-based business or nonprofit with a physical location in the City of Newton.
  • Register their business or nonprofit and available job openings with MassHire Metro South/West either by phone or on-line at:
  • Employer does not need to be a member of the chamber.


Employee Eligibility
For more info contact

Mass Hire Metro South/West
Career Centers

Framingham: 508-861-7993
Norwood: 781-269-5494
Newton Hires Program Partners 
City of Newton

Newton Mayor Ruthanne Fuller is pleased to announce a partnership with MassHire Metro South/West and the Charles River Regional Chamber (formerly Newton-Needham Regional Chamber) to attract employees to Newton based employers with an employee cash bonus incentive program. Individuals, that are currently unemployed or underemployed, register for employment assistance with MassHire and secure employment with a Newton based employer become eligible for up to $1,000 cash bonus.

“Newton Hires is a great investment of American Rescue Plan Act funds,” Fuller said “We can draw talented people to work here in Newton and support our businesses and non-profits who are short-staffed and working hard to bounce back after a difficult year and a half.”


MassHire Metro South/West

MassHire Metro South/West is part of a network of career service centers organized under the Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development. The MassHire Metro South/West services jobseekers and those businesses seeking to fill available positions across 43 cities and towns west and south of Boston including the City of Newton.



Charles River Regional Chamber

The Charles River Regional Chamber (formerly the Newton-Needham Regional Chamber) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(6) organization funded by memberships, sponsorships, programming revenue and advertising. Our members represent everything from multi-generational family businesses and multinational companies to start-ups, educational institutions and other nonprofits. They’re based in our village centers, downtown commercial districts, office parks and home offices. They come from other communities too, choosing to belong to this chamber because they see opportunities here.