Why Work for ULC?

Choosing where to work and who to work with, establish a career, and building a life can be complex decisions to make. Having a job is a necessity for all—there are bills to pay, responsibilities to uphold, and there is always something that needs fixing around the house, right? Although those things may be true, the stresses in life should not be what drives you to show up for work each day.

It’s about that work/life balance you always hear other people talking about.

Browsing through our website, scrolling through our social media feeds, and clicking through other available links and articles found online will paint you a picture of what our company does, who we are and what your future might look like with us. But, don’t forget there is more to life than working for the paycheck. Work for enjoyment, work for purpose, work for happiness.

So, you may ask, “Why New England? Why Southbridge, Massachusetts?”

There is something in New England for everyone to enjoy. From the outdoor adventurers, history buffs and academic elites, to the vacation lovers, fanatic sports fans, and insatiable foodies, the New England area is a wellspring of exciting options to explore. Being right in the heart of New England, Southbridge is a quick drive from the adventure of the forests, the excitement of the city or the calm of the coast, and also offers quick access to the highway and at least 5 airports within an hour drive.

New England is a treasure trove of natural beauty. With an extensive amount of parks, lakes and outdoor landscapes providing everything from hiking and bike trails to beaches and breathtaking mountain-top views. There is no shortage of inspiration to strap on your boots, lace up your sneakers, or slide on your flip flops and get out of the house to explore.

During the summer, you can grab a kayak or canoe to explore and go fishing in our lakes, or head to the beaches and relax on the dunes of the Cape near the Atlantic coastline. As home to some of the country’s most beautiful lighthouses (close to 220 according to Trip Savvy), New England provides boundless opportunities to explore unique areas. Visit the mansions of Newport, Rhode Island and walk the cliffside along the ocean, while watching cruise ships anchor off shore and the sail boats leisurely pass by. Or, hop on a ferry to Martha’s Vineyard, or take a whale watch tour out of Boston or Cape Cod for a live encounter with some of the largest marine wildlife in the area.

Come fall, you can enjoy the sweater weather and join the “leaf peeping” community from Maine and New Hampshire through Massachusetts and down to Rhode Island and Connecticut, taking in the astonishingly vibrant reds, oranges, and yellows sprouting up everywhere around you. Trying the local maple syrup throughout the region is a must, and don’t forget to go apple picking and grab yourself a cup of hot apple cider before curling up by the fire at night.

By winter, you will be guaranteed to enjoy a good old fashioned white Christmas. Providing plenty of snow to bundle up and hit the slopes of any of the 60+ mountains in the region, from the exhilarating trails of Killington in Vermont and Sugarloaf in Maine to the near dozens of mountains available to you right here in Massachusetts. If you’re interested in the excitement of the city, take a holiday trip to New York City to gather unique last minute gifts, go skating at Rockefeller Center and take in the magnificent sight of the Christmas tree that is known to be up to 75 feet tall, then ring in the New Year watching the ball drop in Times Square.

Whether you’re a history buff, student of academia or just a curious soul looking to learn, New England is the place for you. From the elites at universities like Harvard, Yale and Dartmouth to the local public schools, New England is jam-packed with top-rate educational opportunities.

Famous for being the landing place of the Pilgrims, New England has an incredible past soaked in unique stories everywhere you turn. From one of a kind historic buildings from the Colonial Era, with timeless cobblestone streets in Boston, to extensive amounts of both traditional and living museums; such as the Optical Heritage Museum right down the street here in Southbridge and Old Sturbridge Village one town over. Take a journey through time by visiting the Mayflower at Plymouth Rock, Battleship Cove in Fall River, the Salem Witch Trials, and more.

New Englanders take great pride in their hometown sports teams and offer up a high level of very enthusiast sports fans that live for their championships. No matter the sport—football, hockey, soccer, baseball, basketball, you name it—we’ve got the team for you. Many of the most popular teams are based right out of our home state of Massachusetts, from the New England Patriots and the Boston Bruins to the Red Sox, Celtics, and New England Revolution, there is always a great game to watch all year round.

Don’t forget to take advantage of the local region’s famous foods too. The area has world-renowned local seafood options, including the famous Maine lobster, often enjoyed in a buttery lobster roll, as well as fresh oysters, and don’t forget about the clam chowder or commonly under-estimated fish and chips. Not into seafood? No worries, we’ve also got quite the sweet tooth in this area as well. Take a drive up to Vermont to tour the Ben & Jerry’s factory and try their infamous ice cream. Grab yourself a cup of coffee from Dunkin Donuts (native to New England only). Or stay right here in our local Worcester County, where you can find many of the heartier New England classics like burgers and fries, shepherd’s pie, or a good beef stew, which you can wash down with a craft beer from the local Tree House Brewery and a whoopee pie for desert from the Publick House bakery one town over. Being the most Irish state in the country based on percentage of total population, Massachusetts also offers international cuisine options, from the Irish and Italian influence on the South Shore to the large concentration of Portuguese closer inland. You’re bound to satisfy just about any food craving.

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