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Wednesday, 08 March 2017 15:41

WORK Inc. Meaningful Jobs Initiative

We are excited to announce that The May Institute in collaboration with WORK Inc. was awarded a two-year grant to train individuals with ASD to enter the robust Security Industry field. 
 
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Wednesday, 08 March 2017 14:55

WORK Inc. Announces the "Meaningful Jobs Initiative"

Meaningful Jobs Initiative

We are excited to announce that The May Institute in collaboration with WORK Inc. was awarded a two-year grant to train individuals with ASD to enter the robust Security Industry field.  Research shows that many people with ASD have greater focusing skills for certain types of tasks than neurotypical counterparts, yet an estimated 90% of these adults are either unemployed or underemployed.  The Meaningful Jobs Initiative will help to prepare individuals with ASD to navigate the interviewing process, background checks and learn the job based competencies associated with security screening process.

Wednesday, 20 January 2016 12:30

Baker stays in Swampscott for ideas about job creation

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James Cassetta was recently appointed to serve on the Massachusetts Workforce Investment board by Gov. Charlie Baker. 

By GAYLA CAWLEY

SWAMPSCOTT — James Cassetta of Swampscott is Gov. Charlie Baker’s latest appointment to the Massachusetts Workforce Investment board (MWIB).

Cassetta, president/CEO of Work Inc., was sworn in Tuesday by Edward A. Palleschi, Massachusetts Director of Boards and Commissioners, during a ceremony held in Baker’s office.

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Sunday, 24 January 2016 12:30

Column: Solving the nation's 'middle skills' deficit (Salem News)

Do you know what a “middle-skill job” is? It is any aspect of work that requires some type of training or education beyond high school, but not a four-year college degree.

Do you know which country is having the most difficulty placing appropriately trained workers in those middle-skill assignments? It’s the United States, and the numbers are staggering.

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Sunday, 24 January 2016 12:30

Column: Solving the nation's 'middle skills' deficit (Gloucester Times)

Do you know what a “middle-skill job” is? It is any aspect of work that requires some type of training or education beyond high school, but not a four-year college degree.

Do you know which country is having the most difficulty placing appropriately trained workers in those middle-skill assignments? It’s the United States, and the numbers are staggering.

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Wednesday, 03 February 2016 12:30

Here’s an approach executives can use to tackle our ‘middle-skill’ jobs deficit

                   By James Cassetta, Special to the Reporter       

Do you know what a “middle-skill job” is? It is any aspect of work that requires some type of training or education beyond high school, but not a four-year college degree.

Do you know which country is having the most difficulty placing appropriately trained workers in those middle-skill assignments? It’s the United States, and the numbers are staggering.

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Monday, 05 September 2016 12:30

Agencies join forces to aid Bay State’s autistic adults

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Autistic adults in Massachusetts will for the first time be able to access employment, clinical and housing services simultaneously through a groundbreaking partnership between Work Inc. in Dorchester and the May Institute in Randolph.

The Center for Integrated Adult Autism Services — which officials are calling the first of its kind in the region — is designed to provide adults with skills and resources they need to live and work independently.

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Friday, 05 August 2016 12:30

Five things you should know about James Cassetta

By Globe Staff  August 06, 2016

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 James Cassetta is president and chief executive of WORK Inc., a Boston nonprofit that provides vocational services for people with disabilities with the goal of preparing them for gainful employment and to lead independent lives. Now in its 51st year of operation, WORK Inc. also provides therapeutic services for people with developmental disabilities; housing and support services for the deaf or hard of hearing; and support for families and caregivers. Cassetta, 66, spoke about his career in behavioral health and his ongoing mission to help create more job opportunities for people with disabilities.

Wednesday, 11 May 2016 12:04

Mendon-Upton: Special needs students doing important work

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UPTON - In the nearly seven years that Nipmuc Regional High School and Milford High School students have been working to close government contracts, they have returned more than $2 million to the federal government.

Even more impressive is the fact that every student participating in the program is doing the work with a physical or mental disability, but it is not holding them back.

AbilityOne is a "very unique program," said Jim Casetta, president and CEO of Work Inc., a company based in Dorchester that provides training and employment for people who have significant disabilities.

Basically, the federal government has "millions of contracts" associated with overseas wars, Casetta said, many of which remain idle until somebody closes them out.

That's where the students come in. The security-cleared, vetted high-schoolers work part-time on government computers in a highly secure area of their high schools, using spreadsheets and analyzing contracts.

"It's very, very complicated work," said Casetta. "They do as good a job as you or I.

"These kids are making good money ...; learning skills," said Casetta, while returning money to the federal government. "It's a win/win situation.

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Thursday, 03 November 2016 13:51

Arredondo Family Foundation

 We are proud to be supporting the mission of the Arredondo Family Foundation and serving as the location of its new headquarters.
 
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