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The WorkPlace in the Media

Notice of Intent to Transfer Public Funds

The WorkPlace seeks to request a transfer of funds received through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) from WIOA Dislocated Worker programming to WIOA Adult programming for the current fiscal year. The intent is to transfer $500,000. The purpose of...

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Over-50 Workers Need Not Apply

New Haven Biz. By Michael C. Bingham. Workforce development has become an issue of urgency in commercial Connecticut, especially for companies with employment needs they can’t fill. One element of the workforce that is already “developed” is older workers — but...

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The WorkPlace Debuts New Mobile Career Center

CT Post. By Jordan Grice. April 24, 2019 The WorkPlace is ready to hit the road with its new mobile career center. Dozens of people joined officials from the Bridgeport-based nonprofit Tuesday as they debuted the new American Job Center Career Coach. The new vehicle...

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Celebrating A Second Chance at Long-term Employment

MICHAEL C. BINGHAM, New Haven Biz The WorkPlace held a statewide graduation of its Platform to Employment (P2E) program last Thursday at the State Capitol. Some 45 students from New Haven, Bridgeport and Hartford were recognized as graduates of the program, which...

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Despite A Good Law, Age Discrimination Is Still Common

The article below appeared in March 24 issue of the Hartford Courant. Last year marked the 50th anniversary of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. This statute is regulated and enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which is generally given...

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Confronting the workforce crisis

New Haven Biz. February 26, 2019. MICHAEL C. BINGHAM The shortage of skilled, work-ready employees has reached crisis proportions in Connecticut. And companies are coping with the crisis with new and creative approaches to recruiting, training and retaining the...

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