Over its 30-year history, Operation A.B.L.E. of Greater Boston, Inc., a 501 (c)3 organization, has focused on providing training programs and employment services for older workers who need job support services to re-enter the workforce.
We help workers age 45+ get back to work through a variety of services: occupational and computer skills training, job search training and support, access to job listings, coaching and counseling, job search workshops, and advocacy for mature workers.
The Mission of Operation A.B.L.E. is to provide employment and training opportunities to mature workers 45 from economically, racially and occupationally diverse backgrounds. A.B.L.E. is equally committed to service Massachusetts 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.
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 A.B.L.E. of Greater Boston and the program for retired executives became the Executive Service Corps, which still exists today.