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New initiative seeks to expand cannabis industry to Black and Hispanic...

“Social equity is at the core,” said Fred McKinney, co-author of the manifesto.

The WorkPlace, expecting wave of post-pandemic job seekers, offers pop-up employment...

With federal and state unemployment bonuses now expired, there could be a returning tsunami of people looking for regular employment – and unsure of how to find it.

The WorkPlace receives $200K EPA grant to train Bridgeport students in...

“Investing in our community by cleaning up contaminated brownfield sites in Southwest Connecticut boosts our economy,” remarked U.S. Rep. Jim Himes (D-CT 4th).

‘Needle moving in right direction’ for CT manufacturers

“Workforce development begins in kindergarten," says Kelli Vallieres, executive director of the newly-formed Connecticut Workforce Development Unit. "By talking with them at such a young age about what they’re interested in, you can find the fire that sparks their interest."

The WorkPlace launching program to help virus-displaced workers find jobs

“The longer people are out of work, the more complacent they become,” WorkPlace President and CEO Joseph Carbone says. “They can start to lose contact with some of their basic skills and can get depressed.”

The WorkPlace relocating within Bridgeport in city’s biggest lease deal of...

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.

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.

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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.