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The WorkPlace is here to help businesses and job seekers impacted by COVID-19.


Until further notice, all WorkPlace offices are closed to the public.

You can reach a staff member by phone or email. Our main number is 203-610-8500


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We empower women to achieve economic independence through a network of support, professional attire, and the tools to help women thrive.

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Prepare for a career in the growing healthcare industry. You may be eligible for occupational skills training and tuition assistance.

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The WorkPlace has helped so many on their path to employment. Discover how we’ve helped individuals from all different walks of life find success.

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Visit An American Job Center

The WorkPlace wants returning service members know that they can visit any American Job Center in the U.S. for personalized career and job training assistance as they transition to civilian life.
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WorkPlace Valor programs provide veteran families with outreach, case management, and assistance to acquire stable housing through established community relationships. The integrated planning that occurs at The WorkPlace puts the client at the center of the process and helps veterans find the services to address their specific needs. We have seen that with safe, stable housing in place, veterans can get the education and jobs they need to provide for their families.

The WorkPlace’s Supportive Services for Veteran Families, funded by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, assists with housing stability and preventing homelessness among low-income Veteran families who are homeless, currently reside in or are transitioning to permanent housing. The program is founded upon the principle that every veteran has a right to housing. The program is founded upon the principle that every veteran has a right to housing. By providing support at a community level, we can end homelessness among the veteran population.


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The Ernest and Joan Trefz Foundation has provided generous philanthropic support for many organizations and community causes throughout the region since 1997.

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Ernie Trefz was a well-admired member of the business community with a deep commitment to Bridgeport. The Foundation’s generosity has been mostly targeted toward healthcare, human services, and education. The Foundation has been a contributor to The WorkPlace for over 16 years, mostly notably assisting with the establishment and annual support of the WorkPlace Scholarships fund. Workplace Scholarships fill the “job training gap” to provide job training and education funds for low-income people who require training but cannot access public training funds, nor can they afford to pay for training on their own. These crucial scholarships are made possible by support from foundations and corporations, such as the Ernest and Joan Trefz Foundation, helping us serve more people in-need. Thanks to Ernest and Joan Trefz Foundation grants of over $58,000, WorkPlace Scholarships have provided training opportunities to nearly two dozen unemployed people to obtain the skills they require to secure employment, increase earnings, and ultimately, better support their communities and families.



Epsilon Agency/Catapult is a full-service advertising agency whose Women in Leadership members understand what it takes to succeed in the workplace.

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Inspired by our active role in helping women enter the workforce, the Women in Leadership group contacted Dress for Success Mid-Fairfield County with a substantial financial donation and soon followed up by hosting a professional clothing and accessory drive. As the planning for Toast to Success 2019 unfolded, group members generously donated their design skills and time to create the overall look of this year’s Toast to Success materials. The team also designed and produced the marketing materials (invitation, emails, event signage and program, etc.), for which they helped us access free/discounted printing. Their efforts greatly impacting the success of our annual fundraising event.

We thank Epsilon Agency/Catapult for the impact they have made on Dress for Success Mid-Fairfield County and we are looking forward to continuing the partnership.



Youth apprenticeship grant on the way for Connecticut teens

Youth apprenticeship grant on the way for Connecticut teens

Jodi Latina. Jul 10, 2020. FAIRFIELD, CT. (WTNH) — World famous Bigelow Tea is looking for a few young apprentices. Cindi Bigelow, CEO Bigelow Tea, says she’s proud “to be able to take young people starting at 16 and give them the skill sets so we can be fortunate for...

Virtual Town Hall with Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim on June 11, 2020

Virtual Town Hall with Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim on June 11, 2020

Bridgeport Mayor Ganim is with special guest Joe Carbone, President/CEO of The WorkPlace discussing resources available at the workplace for residents seeking employment. Other topics include: Yesterday’s demolition, free testing, and updated COVID information....


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