NEWS & INSIGHTS
Operation ABLE Helps Mature Workers Return to the Workforce Through Community Service Assignments￼
The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP)
Nancy Reddiker was a Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) participant at Operation ABLE last year. She says, “I am proud to say that I now receive an annual salary and am economically self-sufficient. I am so grateful Operation ABLE exists!”Read More
Greater Boston Resident Luis Rivera Appointed to Board of Directors of Operation ABLE
Senior financial executive brings expertise in financial reporting, analysis, and strategic planning to Operation ABLE’s Board.
Boston, Massachusetts, December 14, 2021: Operation ABLE announced the appointment of Luis Rivera to its Board of directors.
“Luis’ many years of executive experience leading financial operations will be an invaluable asset to Operation ABLE’s Board and its Leadership team, “said Lydia Greene, Operation ABLE’s Board Chairperson. “I’m very pleased that Luis has agreed to join Operation ABLE’s Board and am looking forward to adding his experienced perspective to our discussions.” Luis Rivera currently serves as Chief Financial Officer at Fenway Health, joining the organization in 2019. In his role, Rivera oversees the financial operations of all Fenway Health programs and services, including The Fenway Institute, AIDS Action and the Sidney Borum, Jr. Health Center. Rivera earned his MBA from Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College in NYC.Read More
Avon, CT Resident Jodi Wallach Appointed to Board of Directors
Expertise in Talent Acquisition, Employee Experience and Human Resource Management provides valuable insight into industry hiring needs and priorities
Boston, Massachusetts, December 14, 2021: Operation ABLE announced the appointment of Jodi M. Wallach to its Board of Directors.
“Jodi is such a welcome addition to our Board,” said Lydia Greene, Operation ABLE’s Board Chairperson. “Her depth of experience as a senior HR executive and her understanding of how employers are meeting their staffing needs provides valuable insight to our long-term planning.”Read More
Brookline Resident Jeffrey A. Smagula Appointed to Board of Directors of Operation ABLE
Experienced health care and life sciences attorney provides legal and compliance acumen to Operation ABLE’s Board.
Boston, Massachusetts, December 14, 2021: Operation ABLE announced the appointment of Attorney Jeffrey A. Smagula to its Board of Directors.
“I worked with Jeff for many years at Tufts Health Plan, both in his role in the General Counsel’s office and then as Chief Compliance and Ethics Officer.” said Lydia Greene, Operation ABLE’s Board Chairperson. “I know he can be counted on to provide valuable guidance to our Board regarding best practices in audits, compliance and other areas of legal review.” Read More
Waltham Resident Jeanine Hamilton Appointed to Board of Directors of Operation ABLE
Business owner and workforce staffing executive provides industry insight into employment hiring needs and trends
Boston, Massachusetts, December 14, 2021: Operation ABLE announced the appointment of Jeanine Hamilton to its Board of Directors.
“I’m excited to welcome Jeanine to our Board,” said Lydia Greene, Operation ABLE’s Board Chairperson. “She’s a hands-on, business owner and staffing professional interfacing on a daily basis with local employers and their staffing needs, which is such a helpful perspective to have in our Board discussions.”Read More
Boston Resident Antoine J. Melay Appointed to Operation ABLE’s Board of Directors
Senior executive with extensive experience promoting leadership, community engagement, and economic development adds depth to Operation ABLE’s Board
Boston, Massachusetts, December 14, 2021: Operation ABLE announced the appointment of Antoine J. Melay to its Board of Directors.
“I am delighted that Antoine has agreed to join Operation ABLE’s Board of Directors and offer his guidance during this period of change.” said Lydia Greene, Operation ABLE’s Board Chairperson. “His experience in workforce development and training will be an invaluable asset to Operation ABLE’s Leadership team as we strategize on how best to support our community of jobseekers.”Read More
“Together We Move Forward” Virtual “Breakfast” with Secretary Rosalin Acosta
Operation ABLE’s held its annual fundraiser on June 9th to support our community of job seekers, the underemployed, those in career transition, and military veterans who are committed and eager to work.
The theme of this year’s event was “Together We Move Forward,” to acknowledge and celebrate our students, our impactful employer and service provider partners, and Operation ABLE’s compassionate and expert staff. We also want to acknowledge and thank our nonprofit and government partners for helping to make our success possible. In addition, the event enabled us to spotlight our full complement of computer skills training programs and the ‘life-changing” impact on students that have successfully graduated from our programs. Just as importantly, this event enables us to thank and recognize our very generous sponsors and donors who make our job training and student success possible.Read More
Introducing, ABLE’s Older Worker Remote Employment Program
Learn the skills and tips necessary to become a remote employee!
What is Remote Work?
Remote work describes an environment in which employees can work from home or any other location outside their company’s physical office. Previously, working remotely in this way would have been challenging — mainly because of technology and resource constraints. Now, collaboration tools like ZOOM have helped bridge that technology gap, enabling more people to work remotely and collaborate on the go.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More