CBS12’s Extraordinary People: Disabled man overcomes obstacles to find dream job

Founded on the principal that all people deserve to work independently in their communities, Independence Works is a non-profit affiliate of Work Opportunities Unlimited. Independence Works provides vocational rehabilitation services to the people of Florida. RIVIERA BEACH, Fla.-- Sadly in Florida, doors to employment don’t always open to people with disabilities. They [...]

November 30th, 2015|In the News|

Congressman Jim Langevin Visits Work Opportunities Unlimited

Congressman Jim Langevin recently visited Work Opportunities Unlimited, meeting with 15 participants of the organization's Job Club, who spoke honestly and passionately about their experiences in the workforce. These clients spotlighted the positives of having Work Opportunities Unlimited as a resource, and discussed the challenges they face, such as access to transportation and feeling discriminated [...]

November 10th, 2015|Rhode Island News|

8/26/15 – Sarah Heffner Receives Success-at-Work Award

(Concord, NH) On Wednesday, August 26th Sarah Heffner, a Career Resource Specialist on our Concord, NH team, was awarded a Success-at-Work Award at a team meeting. The award, which was presented by Steve Wood, was presented following a wonderful description of Sarah's work by Scott Niemczura, our Concord Director, who nominated her. In making his [...]

November 10th, 2015|New Hampshire News, Success At Work Award|

“It’s My Dream Job” – A Work Opportunities Unlimited Success Story

Jeremy was referred to Work Opportunities Unlimited by Vocational Rehabilitation. When he began working with Mary Northrup, a Career Resource Specialist, he had one job aspiration in mind - to work in the fishing section at a department store. All of his life Jeremy had participated in outdoor activities. He has a vast knowledge of [...]

November 10th, 2015|New Hampshire News, Success Stories|

7/28/15 – Jillian Sands Receives Success-at-Work Award

(Woburn, MA) On July 28th Jillian Sands, a Career Resource Specialist in our North Shore, Massachusetts market, was awarded a Success-at-Work Award during a team meeting. She was nominated for the award by Directors, Erica Feldman and Elena Gendron. In her nomination Erica wrote about this client success as part of her nomination of Jillian, [...]

November 10th, 2015|Massachusetts News, Success At Work Award|

8/4/15 – Wanda Carmona Receives Success-at-Work Award

(Haverhill, MA) On August 4th Wanda Carmona, a Career Resource Specialist on our Merrimack Valley, Massachusetts team, was awarded a Success-at-Work Award during a team meeting. She was nominated for the award by her director, Colin Coates. During the meeting Colin spoke about how Wanda helped several clients be successful and specifically how she was [...]

November 10th, 2015|Massachusetts News, Success At Work Award|

Lowell Client Participates in Pull-Tab program from Shriners Children’s Transportation Fund

(Lowell, MA) On Friday, March 20th Lowell client LeeAnne Barry was presented a Certificate of Appreciation by the Aleppo Shriners Children's Transportation Fund, and a Shriners Hospital for Children hat for her contribution of pull-tabs. Ken Zeller, Chief of the Aleppo Fire Brigade presented the Certificate with an explanation of the Pull Tab Program and [...]

November 10th, 2015|Massachusetts News|
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