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Operation ABLE of Greater Boston, Inc.
  • 98 North Washington Street, Suite 200, Boston, MA 02114
  • 617-542-4180
  • Supervised Job Search
ABLE Job Search
Program activities:

ABLE Job Search provides participants with up to three months of group and individual assistance in conducting an effective job search. The purpose of the program is to provide unemployed and underemployed job seekers with the guidance and supports needed to navigate an increasingly complicated and competitive job search process and eventually apply. The goal of the program is the development of strong and effective job search tools and eventually placement into unsubsidized employment.

ABLE Job Search includes the following components:

* Group job search sessions covering a range of job search topics including goal setting, resume and cover letter development, job retention techniques and effective networking
* Employer-led workshops focusing on company job application processes, employer expectations, worksite communication, social networking, and effective interviewing.
* Individual career and job counseling.
* Job development and placement assistance.
* Interview tips and practice including mock interviews conducted by current and former Human Resource representatives.
* Assistance in mastering the on-line job application process.
* Assistance in ensuring that each participant contacts with a minimum of twelve employers per month. Most contacts should be formal job applications for suitable and appropriate jobs.
* Support from job development and placement staff in identifying and accessing potential and appropriate job openings.

Program is offered in: English
Participant demographics:

Unemployed, economically disadvantaged individuals who need to upgrade and improve their job search skills. The program is open to applicants of all ages.

Anticipated number of SNAP participants per year: 30
Total hours: 12
Program duration: 8 weeks
Rolling Admission: Yes
Program start dates: Ongoing
Sample schedule:
HoursActivity TypeMonTueWedThuFriSatSun
9:00am - 5:00pmJob Search and supports
Other Schedule Information: Additional supports (e.g. counseling, case management etc.) provided if needed.
Is the program offered remotely? Hybrid
Is public transportation available? Yes

Location information:

98 N Washington Street, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02114. Training site is located right across the street from North Station and conveniently accessible to Commuter Rail, bus lines, and the Orange and Green Line subways.
Other requirements: 6th Grade Reading/Math | Motivated to work | Eligible for employment
Program is CORI friendly? Yes
Other outcomes: Employment/Promotion, Ability to conduct an effective, independent job search.

Participant Supports:

Participant Support CategoryAll participantsAs needed
DTA SNAP Transportation Support
Are there any out of pocket expenses for the participant? No
Do participants receive any pay? Not applicable

Contact Information

Program Liaison: Marilyn Piket
Telephone: 617-542-4180
Program code: OPA-JS
ABAWD Qualifying? No