DOVER, N.H., March 2, 2018—Work Opportunities Unlimited (WOU), a community-based employment service provider specializing in placing job seekers with barriers to employment, is pleased to announce the promotions of Tammy Thornton to Assistant Controller and Sue Hamel to Payroll Manager.

Tammy Thornton

Ms. Thornton joined WOU’s team as a general accountant in April 2017, after many years in the accounting field. A resident of Newmarket, NH, she earned her bachelor’s degree in accounting and a master’s degree in business from Southern New Hampshire University. Most recently, she was responsible for managing accounts payable for a local manufacturer.

Sue Hamel

Ms. Hamel gained significant experience in various accounting positions before joining WOU’s accounting team in late 2017. She came to WOU from a fixed asset accountant role with Wheelabrator Technologies, Inc. She earned her associate degree from Northern Essex College and resides in Hampton, NH.

Work Opportunities’ Vice President and Controller Marcia Welsh says of the appointments, “Both Tammy and Sue have proven themselves as dedicated and knowledgeable accounting professionals. In their short time with our organization, they have achieved many accomplishments, and we look forward to their continued success within our organization.”

Both appointments are effective immediately.

About Work Opportunities Unlimited

Founded in 1982 and headquartered in Dover, NH 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 Departments 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

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