L to R: Sue Abel, Susan Scaperotto, Jenni Paine

(West Palm Beach, Florida) – Work Opportunities Unlimited is pleased to announce that Susan Scaperotto of West Palm Beach, Florida, is the 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 in job development for people with disabilities, and a commitment to fostering natural supports in the workplace. Founded upon the principle that all people can work, Work Opportunities Unlimited is a community-based, employment service provider specializing in placing people with disabilities in competitive, integrated work environments. As a Career Resource Specialist, Scaperotto dedicates her days to breaking down the barriers to meaningful employment for people with disabilities by helping them prepare for the workplace and supporting them while on the job. “I nominated Susan for the Frank Loughran Award due to her extraordinary commitment to each individual she serves,” says Sue Abel, Director of Work Opportunities Unlimited in West Palm Beach.

“Susan is Discovery certified in the state of Florida. During this past year, there are too many stories to capture in my nomination, but there are three I would like to share. Susan assisted Brian with successfully getting back to work at his hotel position when the hotel re-opened after Covid.  After multiple OJT’s (On the Job Training), Susan successfully assisted Joanne with finding an OJT for a social media position at a Swim School.  This OJT turned into permanent employment.  Ralph is quick to thank Susan for her help obtaining his position at Hotel Planners.  All three stories have been so successful that they have been written up and are/will be posted on our company website.”  Sue ended her nomination with “We need more Susan Scaperottos in the WOU world!!”

About Work Opportunities Unlimited: 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 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, 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 www.workopportunities.net.