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It's been a busy start to the summer here at Abilities of Northwest Jersey!  Here's a few stories we wanted to share. Enjoy!
Collin is a 21 year old man living the American Dream!

Collin Collin is a 21 year old man living the American Dream.  Collin holds a full time position at Quick Chek and also a part time position at M&M Mars.  He is a dedicated father of an 8 month old boy and is engaged to be married soon.  He is a very responsible adult in managing life at home, and working two jobs to provide for his family.


Collin is about to celebrate his 2 year anniversary working at Quick Chek.  As anyone who works with Collin will tell you- Collin is an excellent employee.  He started at Quick Chek working the crazy hours of 10pm to 6am.  Working these hours alone proves that Collin is dedicated and committed.  Collin's schedule still varies to this date but he adapts well and never once has voiced a complaint.  He has also never complained of working a double shift or a 10 hour day- he's quite proud!


As anyone who works with Collin will tell you- Collin is an excellent employee.  


Collin does a variety of tasks at Quick Chek including: putting away deliveries, stocking the beverage cooler ( Employment Pathways Staff says BRRR, but he says this is his favorite), slicing meats, and making sandwiches.   


Recently Collin informed Employment Pathways of a promotion he received at Quick Chek.  Collin's new title will be: Assistant Food Service Manager.  He was offered this position and accepted with great dignity that he has achieved a management position in the 2 years he has been employed.   


Employment Pathways strongly believes that with ongoing support and encouragement, Collin will continue to excel and succeed in his career at Quick Chek. CONGRATULATIONS COLLIN!

Hydroponics~ The next step in SustainAbilities™ training

We are proud to announce a new partnership with Edible Garden/Naturally Beautiful in Belvidere, in providing hydroponic skill training.  Edible Garden operates a five acre, state of the art hydroponic system and has partnered with Abilities to train individuals to produce locally grown, fresh produce while teaching skills that will be transferable to employment. Our trainees will learn teamwork, innovative farming and a discovery of employment opportunities in Agribusiness occupations.

We are extremely excited about being able to offer this program to Abilities trainees and have identified that there will be many employment opportunities right here in our neighboring towns.  The goal for all trainees who complete the program is to learn a variety of skills that will be transferable to employment in hydroponics, green houses and many other related career fields.   


Pictured is Abilities Job Coaching staff learning from Edible Garden employee Joseph Chiappetta, Director of Quality Systems. 

Abili-Tee's Invitational 2014 Another Success Raising $15,000!  

Thank you to all of our golfers, sponsors, and volunteers for all of your support at the 2014 Abili-Tee's Golf Outing.  We hope to see you again next year!  Our first place and second place winning foursomes:

More event photos can be found on our Facebook page: HERE

Save the Date!
Join us June 29th, 2015 at Hawk Pointe Golf Club!
We're Hiring!

Have you been dreaming of a job you LOVE?  Here's your chance! Join our dynamic team!

We're currently looking for a Recruiter, Junior Accountant, Substitute Direct Support Professionals and Van Drivers, Occupational Therapist, Physical Therapist, Speech Therapist and
Board Certified Behavior Analyst.

If you or someone you know is qualified and interested in working for Abilities, please call 908-689-1118 or visit our Careers page online by clicking HERE.

Employment application is available for download as a word or pdf document.   

Join us today!
Staff Appreciation 2014
 Congratulations to the following staff for their outstanding achievements in the 2013-2014 FY!  We wouldn't be successful without such amazing, dedicated staff to support and guide each other and those in our programs. 

Employee of the Year- Amanda Miller

Supervisor of the Year- Cathy Setzer

Van Driver of the Year- Reubin Heath

Rookie of the Year- Marla Santostefano


We'd also like to recognize and congratulate someone who has dedicated 35 years to Abilities:
35 Year Milestone- Joyce Morgan
Happy Independence Day!
We wish all of you a safe and happy Fourth of July!  While you are celebrating this year, consider that approximately 150 million hot dogs are consumed on this day!

All Abilities of Northwest Jersey locations will be closed in observance on Friday, July 4th.  We will reopen under regular schedule Monday, July 7th.
All contributions are considered tax deductible under IRS regulations
as Abilities is a 501(c)3 Charitable Organization.  Thank you for your generosity!
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