Welcome to Operation ABLETM

We provide a Path to Employment

Since 1982, Operation ABLE, Inc., a 501(c)3 organization, has provided job seekers with training programs and employment services.  Our mission and passion is to empower our community of job seekers, the underemployed, those in career transition, and military veterans who need job support services to re-enter the workforce.

We offer a variety of services including occupational and computer skills training, workshops, job search training and support, coaching and counseling, and some training programs offer internships.

Mission Statement

The mission of Operation ABLE is to provide employment and training opportunities to job seekers from economically, racially and occupationally diverse backgrounds. ABLE is equally committed to serving Massachusetts and other New England employers by providing well-qualified candidates to meet their employment needs and by training employees to have the updated skills needed to be as productive as possible at their jobs.

History of Operation ABLE

In 1982, Ezra Merrill, who had recently retired as president of H.P. Hood & Company, founded Careers for Later Years, a non-profit dedicated to recruiting retired executives to help other non-profits better manage their operations. Eventually, Careers for Later Years was renamed Operation ABLE and the program for retired executives became the Executive Service Corps, which still exists today.

Original Incorporators of Careers for Later Years
Caleb Loring, Jr.
George S. Patton III
James L. Sullivan