Work/Life Resources

Work/Life Resources

We understand that your career isn't the only thing on your mind. We have curated a list of resources for you which we gathered from MIT expertise, local nonprofit agencies, and governmental programs. We are happy to talk through any challenges you may be facing to help you find a solution more tailored to you. Contact us to learn more.

Work/Life Spotlight

Work-Life Resources for Cambridge Residents

Plasterers and Cement Masons Local 534 Union Logo
Business Organizations/Networking

Cement Masons finish the exposed concrete surfaces of freshly poured floors, walls, sidewalks, foundations, dams, parking garages and lots, runways, warehouses, loading dock floors, and roads.
They level, shape, and smooth surfaces using straight edgers or power screeds. Plasterers apply plaster, cement of acrylic material to the interior and exterior walls and ceilings of a variety of large industrial and commercial projects.

Painters and Allied Trades Union Info
Business Organizations/Networking

The Painters and Allied Trades Union involves several crafts:


Coating Application Specialist 

(aka Industrial Painter)

Industrial Coating and Lining Application Specialists

Apply/install protective coatings and linings to steel and concrete on complex structures, such as bridges and towers, ships and waterfront structures; manufacturing and processing facilities; and conventional and nuclear power generation facilities.

Drywall Finisher

Once the drywall has been securely installed, Tapers fill the joints between panels with a joint compound. The process for finishing drywall has evolved over many decades and is an overlapping process in which each step or application has an effect on the next step.


An Architectural Glass and Metal technician, called a Glazier, is responsible for preparing, installing and removing various kinds of glass, mirrors, and metal framing.


Painters and Decorators apply decorative and protective finishes in residential, commercial, institutional and industrial settings.


Local 4 Logo
Business Organizations/Networking

Operating Engineers operate and maintain heavy construction equipment such as cranes, excavators, loaders, pile drivers, and hoists. They use this equipment to excavate, move, or grade earth, erect structural steel, and pour concrete or other hard surface paving materials.

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Office of Government and Community Relations

The Job Connector by MIT was created as part of the community benefits package of the VolpeMIT rezoning.