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Joseph G. Bella Honored for His Work in Helping Place Veterans in Quality Jobs

Notably, Mr. Joseph G. Bella was twice-honored as Outstanding LVER of the Year by the American Legion

Joseph G. Bella worked with the Department of Employment and Training at the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to find good jobs for the veterans that sacrificed so much for the United States.

    METHUEN, MA, January 17, 2023 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Joseph G. Bella has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

For more than 30 years, Joseph G. Bella worked with the Department of Employment and Training at the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to find good jobs for the veterans that sacrificed so much for the United States.

Born in 1946, Mr. Bella was quick to realize his own calling to serve, as he joined the United States military's field artillery division during the Vietnam War, where he served for three years.

Following his departure from the military, Mr. Bella earned a college degree, becoming the first in his family to do so. He later joined the Western Electric company, but sadly, this was not to last. Due to the oil embargo of the early 1970s, he was one of thousands of people who were laid off. Not one to dwell on his misfortune, Mr. Bella quickly contacted a government program designed to train individuals such as himself and provide them with skills to re-enter the work force. This program, the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act, or CETA, assigned Mr. Bella a counselor, who helped him find his next opportunity. As fate would have it, this opportunity called for a senior interviewer.

At first, Mr. Bella was not interested in this assignment, since he did not have a great deal of experience working directly with the public, but at the urging of his counselor, he decided to give it a try. His degree qualified him to start at a higher salary and a more prestigious title, but he was still unsure about his new responsibilities. At that time, he worked under a supervisor, who was nice, but insistent. She told Mr. Bella, in no uncertain terms, "there's your desk, there's your chair, you start today." In less than three weeks' time, Mr. Bella had fully caught on, and was putting others to work as a successful senior interviewer.

For years, Mr. Bella's career continued on successfully, but in the 1980s, the United States economy entered recession, and as a result, the state was obligated to cut jobs to keep its budget afloat. Mr. Bella was offered the choice to be laid off, or to transfer from Lawrence to Boston. Given his youth and ability, he chose the latter. His new position was similar to the one he had just left, but he noted that it was more clerical in nature. He decided that he would wait out the downturn in Boston, but he wasted no time in requesting a transfer back to Lawrence. Two years later, he was granted a transfer, but to Lowell, which is about 14 miles south of Lawrence. In Lowell, he resumed his work of interviewing the public, and after three years, he earned a promotion. Coincidentally, around the same time as he earned his promotion, his transfer request to Lawrence was approved, and he ended up back where he started, albeit in a better position career-wise. The Lawrence office had just lost its veteran's worker, and as Mr. Bella was himself a veteran, he was a natural fit, remaining in that role until his retirement in 2002.

Mr. Bella looks back on his career with great and justifiable pride, and he considers his crowning achievement to be receiving an award from the American Legion, "Outstanding LVER of the Year," in 1995, and again in 1998. The award is presented to the veteran interviewer who employed the most veterans in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and Mr. Bella is proud to have earned that distinction twice. He served as an example to other interviewers, and he has passed along his skills to them, improving operations as a whole. Overall, Mr. Bella went from a reluctant interviewer to one of the most successful veteran interviewers in Massachusetts, as a result of his can-do attitude, and the help he received along the way. Looking ahead, he hopes to maintain and preserve historic districts in his town.

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