Work Opportunities Unlimited

Work Opportunities Unlimited (WOU) is an innovative, progressive organization dedicated not only to employment outcomes for job seekers and employers, but to the satisfaction and development of all employees, who we refer to as team members.   With an emphasis on the training and professional development of qualified team members, WOU fosters a fun yet disciplined work environment that results in services of the highest quality. Armed with an experienced and diverse workforce of dedicated professionals, the team at WOU has been producing successful employment outcomes for those with barriers to employment since the company’s inception in 1982. 

Fast forward to today, our team members can be found providing services to both youth and adults throughout communities in New England, eastern Florida, Maryland, Washington D.C. and northern Virginia. Work Opportunities Unlimited has a non-exclusionary policy of serving thousands of individuals with a wide variety of barriers and disabilities.  Given the right environment, proper supports, and effective training all people can be successful in a job and for employers this means finding diverse candidates whose unique talents and skills will help improve their business. 

What makes WOU different you might ask?  There is a dedication to excellence that permeates throughout the organization.  That dedication is born from the understanding that all of our customers including job seekers, employers, families and referral sources deserve the best representation and service of the highest quality with outcomes.  Through community-based, person-centered approach to services, a consultative approach to business development, innovative uses of technology and a passion for those we serve; the team at WOU continues to change the world of work every day and has fun doing it. 

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25 Years in the Making

1982
1982

In 1982, Joe Leddy founds Work Opportunities Unlimited in New Hampshire and Maine to provide customized employment opportunities for people of varying backgrounds, skills and abilities.

1992
1992

In 1992, WOU begins providing services in Massachusetts.

1993
1993

In 1993, WOU begins providing staffing services in NH and ME specializing in light industrial and front office work.

1994
1994

In 1994, WOU splits through the founding of Leddy Group.  Leddy Group would focus on staffing services, while WOU continue to provide employment services to individuals with barriers to employment.

1995
1995

In 1995, WOU begins providing services to “at-risk” youth in NH, MA and RI.

1996
1996

In 1996 WOU begins providing services in Rhode Island.

2000
2000

In 2000, founder, Joe Leddy, is named Small Businessperson of the Year in New Hampshire.  WOU begins providing customized transition services to students through partnerships with school districts.

2001
2001

In 2001, WOU is approved as an Employment Network for SSA’s Ticket to Work program.

2004
2004

In 2004, Joe “retires” in Florida and shortly thereafter WOU begins providing services to adults with disabilities in Broward and Palm Beach counties.  WOU launches an online database to manage client files and track service progress.

2007
2007

In 2007, WOU begins providing services in Maryland.

2010
2010

In 2010, WOU begins providing services in Washington D.C.

2012
2012

In 2012, WOU receives the NH Governor’s Award for and celebrates 30th anniversary.

2014
2014

In 2014, WOU begins providing services in Virginia.

2015
2015

In 2015, WOU’s first approval as a Pre-Employment Transition Services provider occurs in MA.

2017
2017

In 2017, WOU launches WOUgle an internal social media platform to increase communication among all team members.

2019
2019

In 2019, WOU is named one of New Hampshire’s Top Women-Led Businesses, Family-Owned Business and Top 100 Private Companies by NH Business Magazine.