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Education & Employment

Work Opportunity Center (WOC)

Work That Has Impact.

The Work Opportunity Center (WOC) is a community vocational program, where individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities build and strengthen work skills by doing real jobs subcontracted from local businesses. For nearly 60 years, The Arc of Monmouth has operated the Work Opportunity Center and provided work to our participants. WOC is housed in a climate-controlled 30,000 square foot building with a 10,000 square foot warehouse and a workforce of over 120 people in Long Branch, New Jersey. A 20 foot box truck enables WOC to serve the state of New Jersey and the surrounding areas.

Kessie hands change to a customer at the cafe

WOC For Individuals.

The Work Opportunity Center (WOC) offers a wide variety of opportunities for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Work Adjustment Training
This training assists individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to develop the vocational skills and social behaviors necessary for successful employment. Areas of concern that are identified in the vocational evaluation are addressed through counseling and vocational training as well as additional job samplings.

Extended Employment
This service provides ongoing support to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The staff assists individuals in maximizing their earnings and offer individual habilitation plans in an effort to foster independence and enhance self-esteem.

Additional Opportunities Available:

  • Individual Job Skills Training
  • Job Clubs I & II
  • Interview Training
  • Self-Advocacy Groups
  • Job Sampling
  • In-House Work Experience
  • Referrals to The Arc’s Employment Services
  • Dental Services
  • Vision Screenings
  • Podiatrist Services

Contact Information

Michael Mirasola, MA
Director of Vocational Services 
395 Warburton Place , Long Branch NJ 07740
(732) 229-4414 ext 208

WOC For Businesses

The Work Opportunity Center (WOC) wants to collaborate with you and your business! We are your key to unlocking the best options for cutting costs – not quality.

Who We Are
The Work Opportunity Center (WOC), a department of The Arc of Monmouth, is a contract packaging & fulfillment facility located in Long Branch, N.J. Making the choice to use WOC can drastically ease the troublesome pressures of project completion dates, allowing you to focus on your core competencies. Grow your work force at no cost to you. WOC is FDA Registered.

What We Do
WOC prides itself on accuracy and attention to detail as we surpass all of your packaging, fulfillment & assembly expectations. We maintain high quality assurance, and will assure that all of your project specifications are adhered to. You can be confident that your product will be packaged correctly and in a timely manner.

Where We Do It
Business communities within the state of New Jersey has benefited from the services of WOC since 1966. Located in Central Jersey, on the shore, WOC can be your east coast distributor as it has for companies in Arizona, California & Connecticut. WOC values it’s customers; customer satisfaction is our goal.

Accreditations & Affiliations

  • ACCSES New Jersey, Inc.—Association for Choice in Community Supports and Employment Services
  • C.N.A. Services—Central Non-Profit—State Set-A-Side
  • Source America (formerly NISH)
  • New Jersey Department of Labor
  • New Jersey Department of Human Services
  • The Arc of New Jersey
  • The Arc of the United States

Services We Provide:

Packaging and Assembly:

Hand Assembly & Packaging Re-work
Shrink Wrapping Re-packaging
Shrink Banding Point-Of-Purchase (POP) Displays
Label Application Bag Fullfillment
Ticket Pricing Application Bulk Mailing
Heat Sealing Collation
Hot Glue Application Insertion
Stapling Pick-ups & Deliveries
Daily UPS Shipping

Contact Information

Felita Johnson, Director of Vocational Services
(732) 229-4414 ext. 225

For Subcontract Work
Elaine Richardson, Marketing & Sales Manager
(732) 229-4414 ext. 206