The MCB Employment Specialist works cooperatively with the MCB VR counselor to prepare individuals for the job search process. Direct services to a job seeker can include: resume development, cover letter and business correspondence creation, mock interviewing, and employment networking strategies. These activities have been recognized as problem areas for any job hunter, but pose unique difficulties for an individual who is blind. These services are typically provided statewide and are quite flexible based on the consumer’s need. Employment services can also assist in job searches and provide information on job fairs or hiring events.
Meet our MCB Employment Services Team:
Joe Buizon, Employment Services Supervisor
Joe Buizon studied at Bridgewater State College earning a Bachelor's degree in Social Work. Since college, Joe has worked at Mass General Brigham and at the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind for the past 12 years. Joe started at MCB as a rehabilitation teacher in the Metro West region and then as a social worker in the North Shore region. Joe went to graduate school at UMass Boston earning a degree in Vocational Rehabilitation. Currently, Joe is an Employment Services Supervisor working with individuals who are blind and visually impaired to help them find employment. He is married with two rambunctious sons and plays Beep ball with the Boston Renegades. Email Joe.Buizon@mass.gov.
Carol Cullins, Employment Services Specialist
Carol Cullins has worked as an Employment Services Specialist with the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind since 2014 where she connects employers with qualified job candidates who have vision impairments. She previously worked as Assistant Director of Enrollment Management and Director of Alumni Affairs with Mount Wachusett Community College, as well as Director of Sales and Member Services with the North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce. Carol holds a master’s degree in nonprofit management from Worcester State University and a bachelor degree in Marketing with a minor in corporate communication from Bentley College. Email Carol.Cullins@mass.gov.