Work Opportunities Promotes Allison Leo to Lead Worcester Market
Leo successfully completes the organization’s year-long director-in-training program
DOVER, N.H., August 1, 2019—Work Opportunities Unlimited (WOU), a community-based employment service provider specializing in placing job seekers who experience barriers to employment, recently promoted Allison Leo to Director of the organization’s Worcester market.
Leo joined WOU in 2015 as a Career Resource Specialist, where she provided support to individuals with disabilities in order to develop their career goals. She then became a Team Leader in October of 2017, supporting the Director with the supervision of the Worcester team members. She entered the Director-in-Training program in June of 2018 and was promoted into her current role of Director in May of 2019.
“I am incredibly honored to be appointed as Director,” Leo said. “I will make it my mission to continue to foster the team’s success and growth while continuing my commitment to delivering outstanding person-centered services to our remarkable clientele.”
A graduate of Assumption College with a master’s in rehabilitation counseling, and Providence College with a bachelor’s in psychology and sociology, Leo is also a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor and is certified in CPR/First Aid.
Darlene Hayden, Regional Director overseeing WOU’s Worcester, North Central, and Springfield markets, commented, “I have had the benefit of seeing Allison grow both personally and professionally in the four-plus years we have been working together. Her dedication and passion are evident in everything she does and in every interaction with the individuals we serve. We look forward to watching Allison and the Worcester Team grow under her leadership.”
About Work Opportunities Unlimited
Founded in 1982 and headquartered in Dover, N.H. with operations throughout the eastern United States, Work Opportunities Unlimited (WOU) is a community-based employment service provider specializing in placing job seekers who experience barriers to employment. The company has grown from one person to a workforce of hundreds that serves thousands of adults and students annually. In addition to private citizens, WOU provides services to individuals referred by school districts, vocational rehabilitation programs, development disability agencies, the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health, Transitional Assistance, and Children and Families, as well as the U.S. Social Security Administration through the Ticket to Work program. For information, visit www.workopportunities.net.
Laura Brunson, Marketing Specialist
Work Opportunities Unlimited