Programs, Resources and Solutions

Serving Job Seekers, the  Underemployed, those in Career Transition and Military Veterans

Upcoming Job Events

Come on in!  Join us at Operation ABLE to hear about this great job opportunity with the TSA (Transportation Security Administration).   Job information, details, benefits, and such will be shared with you, then applicants will receive assistance with completing the application on-line. 

Applicants must be at least 18 years old, US Citizens, and males must be registered for selective service.  The starting pay is $29.10 for Boston and there is a sign on bonus $2k.  (For more info: https://jobs.tsa.gov or https://www.tsa.gov/about/jobs-at-tsa)

Check back for an Indeed link available about 10 days prior to our visit for sign up but walk-ins are welcome.

ENROLLMENT IS OPEN for UPCOMING CLASSES. All programs and services are being conducted remotely, including distance learning, coaching, and wrap-around services. Upcoming classes will commence remotely. Contact the respective Program Manager with any questions, or register for our next VIRTUAL INFO SESSION.

ABLE Beginnings

Learn basic computer and job search skills.

Next Class Starts 4/01/24

This 6-week program, instructor-led is for those who want to learn basic computer and job search skills, take charge of their job search, and increase employability.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN:

  • Microsoft Word
  • Internet & Email navigation
  • Electronic file management
  • Apply for jobs online
  • Touch typing with daily practice
  • How to use ZOOM video conference platform

TAKE CONTROL of your computer skills and job search with this instructor-led training program conducted via video conferencing in a virtual classroom environment.

The class meets Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. ABLE Beginnings offers training in how to use MS Word, Data Entry, Internet Navigation, Introduction to Social Media, and Keyboarding. Those in the class will be taught how to apply online for jobs, type resumes, and cover letters, and help to prepare for interviews.

MOST SNAP Recipients & SCSEP Participants Are ELIGIBLE to Enroll.

Computer Skills & Job Search Refresher Training

This skills and training program is available free to Boston Neighborhood residents and most SNAP recipients who already have a working knowledge of technology but may need or want to brush up on their existing skills. For more information and the UPCOMING CLASS SCHEDULE, please visit our Computer Skills & Job Search Refresher Classes web page found here.

Medical and Healthcare Office Training Program

Train for the Health Care Field with our MEDICAL OFFICE SKILLS TRAINING! Tuition funding is available to most Boston residents and/or SNAP recipients.

12-Week Class

This 12-Week Training Program is followed by a 6-Week Internship** to further advance the newly acquired medical office skills.

NEXT CLASS STARTS 4/29/24

8-Week Class

This 8-Week Donnelly* Medical Training Program is followed by a 6-Week Internship** to further advance the newly acquired medical office skills.

NEXT CLASS 4/16/24

*This 8-week program is funded by a grant awarded by the State's Workforce Competitiveness Trust Fund, in memory of the late Senator Kenneth Donnelly.

This medical office and workplace engagement skills training program is instructor-led and offers training in MS Word, Excel, and Outlook 2016, medical terminology, and regulatory information affecting the health care industry.

Job Seekers 55 and Up: Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP)

This program is for unemployed job seekers 55 and up who are committed to finding a job. Coverage areas include, in Massachusetts: Essex, Middlesex, Suffolk, and Norfolk Counties and all of New Hampshire.  Participants must meet Federal low-income guidelines. They will be paid training in their own community for up to 20 hours a week, get help searching for a job, and gain new work experience which can lead to unsubsidized employment.

Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP)

Job seekers are assigned to government agencies or non-profits, and intensive job search assistance and training is available. The goal is to find unsubsidized employment within a year. This is a terrific opportunity for older job seekers who have been out of work for long periods of time and need current work experience.

If you are a Massachusetts Resident, CLICK HERE.

If you are a New Hampshire Resident, CLICK HERE.

* This Senior Community Service Employment Program is funded by the US Department of Labor as an award totaling $5,958,297 including a MA Executive Office of Elder Affairs sub-grant. Grants are matched with $595,829 nonfederal support.

Operation ABLE SCSEP is an equal opportunity program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities, Video relay calls are welcome.

Skills2Work

Intermediate & Advanced Microsoft Office skills training - in a 'virtual' classroom environment.

Tuition funding is available to most Boston residents and/or SNAP recipients.

NEXT CLASS TO START 4/29/24 

This 12-week office and customer service training program is instructor-led, with classes in MS 2016 Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook

Skills2Work skills training

This course is designed for students who already have foundational knowledge and skills in Microsoft Office. It also focuses on workplace engagement and honing communication skills. Participants prepare for jobs such as receptionist, call center representative, and administrative assistant, to name just a few. Skills2Work students are assigned to a six-week internship** at a host agency. Job search webinars and job search assistance is provided.

** * WHEN AVAILABLE. Due to the pandemic, the availability of internships is limited.

OTHER RESOURCES

Job Opportunities Offered Through Our ABLE-Friendly Employers

Our ABLE-Friendly Employers webpage, found in the For Job Seekers section includes a link to each of our ABLE-Friendly Employers' official career opportunity pages.  Check them frequently because employers are constantly posting new positions. 

SNAP Path to Employment

Do you qualify for SNAP?

SNAP Path to Work is the Department of Transitional Assistance's voluntary Employment and Training (E&T) program. SNAP Path to Work provides SNAP-only clients with supports to find and keep good paying jobs.
Don't yet have the skills you need to land the job you want? Don’t give up, we may be ABLE to help.< Employment and training assistance services are available to support you. You just need the right resources.  This SNAP Path to Work can help. SNAP Path to Work is a joint federal- and state-funded program administered by DTA.

Take the first step towards self-sufficiency and learn about our services today! Not sure how to enroll in SNAP? We can help, click here and let us tell you how.

Still have questions?