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The WorkPlace, which will relocate from 350 Fairfield Ave. in Bridgeport, was founded in 1983 and coordinates comprehensive workforce development policies and programs that prepare people for careers while strengthening the workforce for employers.
“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.
The state's Nonprofit Grant Program provides funds for one-time improvements that upgrade recipients' efficiency and effectiveness.
Recipients include The WorkPlace and the Neighborhood Trust,
The seniors program is aimed at unemployed, low-income individuals, aged 55 and older, with otherwise poor employment prospects.
YouthBuild Bridgeport will serve 65 at-risk youth over 27 months beginning Oct. 1.
The Retail Career Academy includes a a two-week seminar and a five-week “boot camp” for job-readiness training.
The "Strengthening Working Families Initiative” will allow The WorkPlace to provide transportation, child care costs and other support for participants.
Bridgeport-based Healthcare Academy, already assisting hundreds, looks to train another 1,500.
The Bridgeport-based Platform to Employment brought its quarterly graduation ceremony to the state Capitol recently.
The head of The WorkPlace calls attention to the struggles of part-timers and the long-term unemployed.
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