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Lamont ‘having a ball,’ keeps things upbeat at WorkPlace meeting

“Take out all the friction and we’ll make this economy sing,” the governor told the crowd at The WorkPlace's quarterly meeting, held June 21 at Housatonic Community College.

Nominate a veteran

The WorkPlace in Bridgeport will honor selected veterans at the 5th annual Veterans Day Service to Country and Community Awards event.

12 Fairfield County nonprofits receive state grants for infrastructure needs

The state's Nonprofit Grant Program provides funds for one-time improvements that upgrade recipients' efficiency and effectiveness.

M&T Bank announces grants for several affordable housing nonprofits

Recipients include The WorkPlace and the Neighborhood Trust,

The WorkPlace receives $5.1 million grant for senior employment program

The seniors program is aimed at unemployed, low-income individuals, aged 55 and older, with otherwise poor employment prospects.

The WorkPlace lands $1.1 million grant for YouthBuild program in Bridgeport

YouthBuild Bridgeport will serve 65 at-risk youth over 27 months beginning Oct. 1.

The WorkPlace rolls out program to build and sustain careers in...

The Retail Career Academy includes a a two-week seminar and a five-week “boot camp” for job-readiness training.

The WorkPlace receives $3.43 million grant to help workers with child...

The "Strengthening Working Families Initiative” will allow The WorkPlace to provide transportation, child care costs and other support for participants.

Bridgeport’s WorkPlace receives $14M federal grant

Bridgeport-based Healthcare Academy, already assisting hundreds, looks to train another 1,500.

WorkPlace seeks veteran nominations

The WorkPlace in Bridgeport is seeking nominations for veterans who volunteer their time for its Service to Country and Community Award. “This is an opportunity to acknowledge...

Business council teams with WorkPlace for survey

The associations seek input from the business community to gauge regional workforce needs.

The WorkPlace creates for-profit subsidiary

The WorkPlace will run fee-for-service staffing and grant-writing companies with an eye on the bottom line.

Long-term jobless graduate from Platform to Employment

The Bridgeport-based Platform to Employment brought its quarterly graduation ceremony to the state Capitol recently.

Connecticut job numbers obscure some economic realities

The head of The WorkPlace calls attention to the struggles of part-timers and the long-term unemployed.

The WorkPlace deploys Platform to Employment

The workforce development program aims to serve 500 long-term unemployed Connecticut residents in its first year.