(Westville, NJ) -- On Oct. 24 Freeholder Heather Simmons, Freeholder Jim Jefferson and Assemblyman Adam Taliaferro attended the Abilities Solutions Breakfast where Deptford Councilman Wayne Love was presented with an award for Advocacy and Volunteerism.
Freeholder Jefferson, who serves as liaison to Human Services, said, "The services that Abilities Solutions offers help us make our workforce more diverse. Abilities Solutions strives to make transitioning into a job smooth for those it helps, offering supported employment, transitional employment, school to career transition for those in high school, and vocational assessment and skill development."
Freeholder Simmons, Liaison to Economic Development, said, “Abilities Solutions serves about a thousand people with disabilities each year, partnering with a wide variety of employers in South Jersey to identify job opportunities. Abilities Solutions benefits both the employee and the employer, showing that disabilities won't stop those who are determined to join the workforce, and being disabled doesn’t make someone less of a valued employee.”
Abilities Solutions was founded in 1963 as the Occupational Training Center of Gloucester County by a group of parents who believed their children would benefit by having the ability to work and realized that employers could benefit by having access to a dedicated, supervised workforce regardless of whether someone has a disability or other barrier.
To learn more about Abilities Solutions, visit https://www.abilities4work.com/ or call (856)848-1025.