OUR DISTINGUISHED PARTNERS

Operation ABLE collaborates with many of the finest Massachusetts businesses, non-profit organizations, and government agencies to serve the needs of job seekers age 45 and up. These organizations provide financial assistance, strategic counsel, and advocacy - all critical to our success

Business Partners

Public and private business organizations generously support our special annual events and contribute to our annual appeal. They hire our graduates, host interns from our programs; advise students on resumes, networking, interview skills, and job-search techniques; and serve on our Board of Directors and Employer Advisory Committee.

Non-Profit Partners

Non-profit Massachusetts organizations are able to help job seekers in meaningful and sustainable ways. Non-profits can host a participant from the ABLE Senior Community Service Employment Program; provide an internship for a student; and join other non-profits supporting the needs of our target population.

Government Partners

Tuition assistance for many of the students in our training programs is provided by the U.S. Department of Labor, which also provides paid, on-the-job training opportunities through the Senior Community Service Employment Program*. Students are also supported by a variety of other state, local, and federal sources of financial and in-kind support.

*SCSEP is funded by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). Operation ABLE administers the SCSEP Program in Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk, Suffolk and Worcester counties in Massachusetts and in most of New Hampshire through a DOL national grant and a Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs state grant.

Employer Advisory Committee (EAC)

Our EAC is comprised of Human Resources professionals from Boston’s leading companies. They offer insight into current business practices, software applications used in their industries, and hiring trends taking shape in the workplace. EAC members support ABLE events, collaborate with Operation ABLE about training requirements for their organizations, and counsel students on what employers are looking for in today's business environment.

Employer Advisory Committee (EAC)

EAC UPDATE 6/2020 [Steve Currier] - Operation ABLE had its last Employer Advisory Council meeting on June 17th. Due to the pandemic, participants used the Zoom videoconferencing application for the first time, both for the employer roundtable updates as well as for the student’s presentations. We were so fortunate -- despite the need for everyone to work remotely we had the largest attendance ever for this meeting - 17 Hiring Managers - with several new members as well.

Feedback was very positive.  New EAC members felt the meeting was a beneficial first time experience, and felt the students did a commendable job of presenting their work experience and describing the type of positions that they were looking for. Several of the Hiring Managers on the Council are now working with some of the students in regards to a possible job placement.

Operation ABLE’s next Employer Advisory Council will be held on Wednesday, September 9th

Employer Advisory Committee Members Include:

Ace Employment Services, Inc.

Adecco

Atrius Health

Boston Children's Hospital

Boston Medical Center

Boston University

Bulfinch Temps

Cambridge Savings and Loan

Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Denta Quest

Eastern Bank

Fiduciary Trust Company

Griffin Carty Communications

Harvard University

HIRE Partnership

Intercontinental Hotels

KNF&T

Manpower, Inc.

Marshalls

MASCO

MASS Challenge

Mass General Hospital

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

MBTA

Museum of Fine Arts

Museum of Fine Arts

New England Baptist Hospital

Northland Human Resources

Pine Street Inn

St. Elizabeth's Hospital

Suffolk National Headquarters

Tufts Health Plan

Tufts University

Unitarian Universalist Association

Veritude

For information about becoming a member of ABLE's Employer Advisory Committee, contact Marian Walsh, President and Chief Executive Officer at mwalsh@operationable.net.