The Board of Directors of The WorkPlace will convene its quarterly meeting, continuing the oversight of the development of southwestern Connecticut’s regional workforce.  Governor Ned Lamont will be the guest speaker addressing state-wide issues impacting the workforce and economy recovery.

Joseph Carbone, CEO & President of The WorkPlace will provide the Board with an update on workforce trends impacting the labor market including how the skills gap is impacting employer’s efforts to secure talent.

Members of the Board of Directors are nominated by the Chief Elected Officials of the 20-town region served by The WorkPlace. A majority of Board members are from the business community; other members include representatives from labor, human services, community-based organizations, education and government.

Members of the press are welcome to cover the event.

Governor, Ned Lamont
Joseph M. Carbone, CEO & President, The WorkPlace

WHAT:       Meeting of the Board of Directors of The WorkPlace

WHERE:     Housatonic Community College, Event Center, Beacon Hall, 2nd Floor, Room BH214, 900 Lafayette Boulevard, Bridgeport, CT 06604

WHEN:       Friday, June 21, 2019, 8:15 AM – 9:30 AM

Governor Lamont is expected to speak at 9:00 am


From I-95 south, take Exit 27 (Lafayette Blvd.). Use right hand exit ramp to enter Lafayette Blvd. Parking garage is on your right one light from the exit ramp. From I-95 north, take Exit 27. Go two blocks to Lafayette Boulevard. Go left onto Lafayette (going under I-95). The parking garage entrance is on your right about 1 1/2 blocks from the underpass.

About The WorkPlace

The WorkPlace conducts comprehensive planning, and coordinates regional workforce development policy and programs to prepare people for careers while strengthening the workforce for employers.  As national leader in the field, The WorkPlace regularly shares ideas and best practices with lawmakers, foundations, think tanks and other workforce development organizations around the country.  For more information, visit