(Framingham, MA) – Nicholas (“Nick”) Mastrella of Berwick, Maine has been promoted to Director of the Framingham Team at Work Opportunities Unlimited. Nick brings a depth of experience in creating new opportunities for success in the workplace to this position. Founded upon the principle that all people can work, Work Opportunities Unlimited is an east-coast, community-based employment service provider specializing in placing people with disabilities and job seekers who experience barriers to employment.

Mastrella has spent the bulk of his career in the Social Services sector. He began his tenure with Work Opportunities Unlimited in 2009 as a Career Resource Specialist in the Portland/Brunswick Maine market. There, he excelled in helping people with disabilities access competitive employment. He quickly became a team leader of Business Development securing community based employment for clients in the greater Portland and Brunswick areas, and he also assisted Work Opportunities sister company, Leddy Group, as a resource specialist. During his time at Work Opportunities, Mastrella has helped over 300 people secure and maintain employment in a variety of industries throughout New England, Maryland and Washington, D.C.

“For the last year Nick has worked as a Director in Training for our Framingham team,” says Tiffney Bergeron, Regional Director in Massachusetts. “Framingham is a new geographical area for Work Opportunities and we identified the significant potential in the area but we needed leadership in order to develop the business. Nick has not only grown the Framingham market to four team members but under Nick’s leadership, the Framingham Team has improved the lives of thirty-seven clients by placing them in paid employment this year.”

Mastrella will be the point of contact for client referral sources, he’ll support the company’s career resource specialists, ensure the delivery of best practices and quality outcomes, and he’ll cultivate reciprocal relationships with area businesses that are in need of a skilled workforce.

“Becoming a Director of the Framingham Team is very exciting for me; it enables me to combine my experience as a CRS, team leader, business developer, Leddy Group team member, and as a director-in-training to help my team provide high quality and person-centered services one individual at a time.”

About Work Opportunities Unlimited: Work Opportunities Unlimited believes all people can work. In addition to private citizens, the company provides employment services to individuals referred by state-specific school districts, welfare, mental health, developmental disability, vocational rehabilitation and youth services agencies, as well as the U.S. Social Security Administration through the Ticket to Work program. Work Opportunities Unlimited provides services in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, Rhode Island, Maryland, Washington D.C. and Florida. For more information, please visit www.workopportunities.net.