Two State Grants are Available to Fund Software Skills Training and more for Your Workforce

— at Little or No-Cost to your Organization.

Software Training and More Now Available for Small Business Direct Access Program (SBDAP) Grant and General Grant Recipients

02/2021 | NEWSLETTER GEN UPDATES

Workforce training is essential as organizations increasingly see a need to invest in their employees, especially as business and organizational activity accelerate post-pandemic.

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Skills2Work, Refreshing the Digital Skills job seekers need to win in today’s job market

Refreshing the Digital Skills job seekers need to win in today’s job market

02/2021 | NEWSLETTER GEN UPDATES

A December 2020 article published in AXIOS entitled “How to develop new skills for a post-pandemic America” states that the digitized workforce has arrived much earlier than experts previously thought. Many of us who have been working remotely during the pandemic would agree. To remain productive, we have all become much more reliant on local internet access, smart phones, video conferencing, and an array of apps and computer programs.

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ABLE Beginnings Skills Training Program from the start

From the Start

07/2020 | NEWSLETTER GEN UPDATES

When the ABLE Beginnings program was conceived in 2011 it was to provide basic computer skills training to veterans or older employees who had either been downsized or retired after 30 + years of employment. To their credit, many of them realized that to re-enter the job force they needed to update their proficiency and use of basic Microsoft tools such as MS Word and Excel.

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Operation ABLE Hosts Virtual “Coffee with Governor Charlie Baker” Event on June 3, 2020

Operation ABLE Hosts Virtual “Coffee with Governor Charlie Baker” Event on June 3, 2020

6/30/2020

Operation ABLE hosted its second annual Breakfast event on June 3 with great success!  Due to the need for safety and continued social distancing, the event was held online via ZOOM teleconferencing, a first for the team. Several video testimonials from Operation ABLE students and employer partners regarding their experiences working with the Operation ABLE staff through the recent health crisis were a significant highlight.  Other featured  participants  included:

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Greetings from Operation ABLE's CEO... From the desk of Marian Walsh, President & CEO

From the desk of Marian Walsh, President & CEO

07/2020 | NEWSLETTER GEN UPDATES

Welcome to the Inaugural issue of Operation ABLE’s new newsletter.  I hope this communication finds you and all your loved ones in good health.

I wanted to communicate to all of our supporters that Operation ABLE has remained open, responsive, and is hard at work!  At the very beginning of the pandemic, our team transformed itself — virtually overnight — to ensure employment services for our distance and remote job seekers were uninterrupted.  They’ve provided online training, 1:1 follow-up sessions, and any wrap-around services needed to help participants stay on track.

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Getting the Most from Your Job References

References are Often an Afterthought

by Stephanie Legatos / Career and Job Coach

You know you need a list of references, and every potential employer expects you to have this. However, many people use – and have used – the same people over and over. I think about references as parallel to 360⁰ assessments: use a variety of people who can support your candidacy from different perspectives.

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Brookline Bank Promotes Leslie Joannides-Burgos to Executive Vice President

MAY 8, 2020 | PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

For Further Information Please Contact:
Peter Roveto
Brookline Bank
617-730-3500

BROOKLINE, MA, (May 6, 2020) – Brookline Bank announced today that Leslie Joannides-Burgos has been promoted to Executive Vice President (EVP), Division Executive of the Bank’s Retail & Business Banking Division.  Previously she was a Senior Vice President.  In her role as EVP, Joannides-Burgos oversees a team of 220 colleagues across the Bank’s retail banking delivery channel.  Under her management are the Bank’s branch network, its Customer Service Center, as well as all Business Banking Officers, Financial Advisors and Mortgage Originators.  

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By Steve Currier, Job Development at Operation ABLE

Are you looking to get back into the workforce after retirement or interested in switching careers? If so, then writing a strong resume is a perfect way to display your skills and experience to potential employers. A resume is often the first impression a potential employer has of you and it can show that you have what it takes to excel in your desired field.

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