Massachusetts News

WOU Welcomes Director Karen Partanen

Work Opportunities Unlimited (WOU) announces the hire of Karen Partanen as Director of the Boston market, effective May 2024. She will lead, coach, and support the team in providing the highest-quality employment, adult, and student services to clients throughout the Boston region. Karen brings over 20 years of experience working in nonprofits and municipalities at [...]

2024-06-12T08:26:11-04:00June 12th, 2024|Successes, Massachusetts News, Company News|

WOU Internship Success Story – Martha Cortes

Martha Cortes, Career Resource Specialist, and Will Ellis, Director of WOU’s Merrimack Valley/Lowell area Every day, the dedicated team of professionals at Work Opportunities Unlimited (WOU) is identifying opportunities, overcoming barriers, and achieving success with people of all abilities. With a passion for helping others, Intern Martha Cortes fits right in at WOU [...]

2024-06-18T11:55:32-04:00June 8th, 2024|Successes, Massachusetts News, Company News, Blog|

Melissa Medina Promoted to Director in Training

Work Opportunities Unlimited (WOU) announces the promotion of Melissa Medina to Director in Training for the Quincy market, effective February 2024. Her promotion follows her successful performance as a Program Coordinator. Melissa will lead, coach, and support her team in providing the highest-quality employment and adult and student services to clients throughout the Greater Boston [...]

2024-04-30T13:11:26-04:00April 17th, 2024|Massachusetts News, Company News|

Success Story – Craig H.

Craig is sharing his incredible artistic gift with the world, but he needed guidance to reach his full potential. He is supported by Jeremey Furtado, a Career Resource Specialist on Work Opportunities Unlimited (WOU)’s North Central Team, who dedicates his days to breaking down barriers to employment for people with disabilities. Jeremey shares, “When I [...]

Partnership of Purposeful Objectives to benefit WOU Clients

On October 25th, a team from WOU had the great pleasure of attending a position tour at one of Delaware North's premiere properties and one of Boston's most iconic venues, the TD Garden, home of the Boston Bruins and Celtics. This comprehensive tour kicked off the beginning of a new partnership spearheaded by Amanda Tosoni, Corporate [...]

2023 Frank Loughran Award – Rebeca McCann

L to R: Kelsey Torres, Rebeca McCann, Dayna Sharon Work Opportunities Unlimited is pleased to announce that Rebeca McCann on the Worcester, MA team is the 2023 recipient of the prestigious Frank Loughran Award. The award recognizes excellence in supported employment and is given each year to an individual who has exhibited creativity [...]

2023-09-18T09:11:32-04:00October 13th, 2023|Successes, Massachusetts News, Company News|

Our Teams – Learning and Growing Together

Our WOU Providence and Blackstone team members have been learning American Sign Language (ASL). Manny Martin, the Founder of ASL Academy in Providence, RI has worked with our teams to create a schedule and curriculum that develops the skills needed to communicate in ASL. The classes have enriched our communication skills and cultural competence and [...]

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