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.
The Story Begins in 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.
In 1992, WOU begins providing services in Massachusetts.
In 1993, WOU begins providing staffing services in NH and ME specializing in light industrial and front office work.
In 1994, WOU splits through the founding of Leddy Group. Leddy Group would focus on staffing services, while WOU continues to provide employment services to individuals with barriers to employment.
In 1996 WOU begins providing services in Rhode Island.
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.
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.
In 2007, WOU begins providing services in Maryland.
In 2010, WOU begins providing services in Washington D.C.
In 2012, WOU receives the NH Governor’s Award for and celebrates 30th anniversary.
In 2014, WOU begins providing services in Virginia.
In 2017, WOU launches WOUgle an internal social media platform to increase communication among all team members.
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.