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VERC Enterprises joins Minute Man Arc's Jump Start intern program
The pre-employment and transition program was established to provide internship opportunities to young people with disabilities, allowing clients of Minute Man Arc to acquire work experience prior to seeking employment. Jump Start is a collaboration between Minute Man Arc and the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission, offering individuals between the ages of 16 and 22 a ground breaking, real work experience. Participants receive extensive job training from seasoned professionals and then are matched to paid internships where they are coached to do their best work.
VERC Enterprises, which has held a long relationship with Minute Man Arc, recently welcomed its first Jump Start intern for a 6-8-week internship. Over the years VERC has provided employment to numerous Minute Man Arc clients and has been recognized by the agency for its policy to hire workers with disabilities.
Minute Man Arc for Human Services, Inc. was founded in 1958 by a group of local families to provide services for their children with disabilities. Over its 60-year history, the agency has grown into a full-service provider offering programs and services to more than 800 children and adults throughout Eastern Massachusetts.
"VERC is a model employer, a true leader in hiring people with disabilities,"
"It is our privilege to partner with Minute Man Arc on this important transition program," said Barry Ahern, Vice President of Operations with VERC Enterprises. "We are proud of our commitment to employ those in our communities with developmental challenges; it is a commitment we plan on honoring for many years to come."
About VERC Enterprises
VERC Enterprises is the region's leading, independent chain of convenience stores and gasoline stations, with locations throughout Eastern Massachusetts and New Hampshire. The company began 50 years ago with a single car wash in Marshfield, in a business founded by Eugene Vercollone. Today, Jim Fitzgerald serves as President of the company and two of Mr. Vercollone's sons, Leo and Paul, are CEO and Senior Vice President, respectively. The firm has more than 350 employees and is a leader in hiring those with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. In 2011 VERC Enterprises was recognized by the Boston Business Journal as a Best Place to Work in Massachusetts and as a Leader in Diversity and in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2016 by the Boston Globe as a Best Place to Work in Massachusetts. In 2017, VERC was named Employer of the Year by both the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind and The ARC of Greater Plymouth. For additional information, please visit the website, www.vercenterprises.com, or call 781-934-7300.
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Minute Man Arc is the agency of choice for children and adults with disabilities in eastern Massachusetts. For additional information on Minute Man Arc, please visit www.minutemanarc.org (http://www.vercenterprises.com/)