State-wide Platform to Employment Program Accepting Applications

The WorkPlace is pleased to announce that the highly successful Platform to Employment (P2E) program is now accepting new applications from long-term unemployed workers across Connecticut. The program creates a pathway to employment for the long-term unemployed. Last program year, P2E helped nearly 200 Connecticut residents find employment. Additionally, many more received career coaching and support services.

“Platform to Employment is the only project of its kind in the nation and in Connecticut it has shown strong results in placing participants in jobs,” said Joe Carbone, President and CEO of The WorkPlace. “With this program we enable unemployed individuals to get back on track and dramatically improve participants’ likelihood of financial success and long-term stability.”

P2E offers a five-week preparatory program which includes workshops on resume writing, interview preparation, self-marketing and other skills. It also provides businesses a risk-free opportunity to use local talent during an 8-week work experience program, financed by P2E. By eliminating employer risk during the hiring process P2E breaks down a significant barrier to employment.

“P2E provided effective and passionate classroom facilitation, invaluable advice, humor, viable job leads and most of all the empowerment to stay focused and positive,” said Bob Schultz a recent program graduate. “My job search was difficult, often frustrating and thankfully has come to an end as I have once again secured full-time employment.”

Those interested in applying for the next P2E program are encourage to visit and select the Connecticut application.

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