Creating a Pathway To Opportunity For Job Seekers
Platform to Employment graduates Get Hired! Through Platform to Employment® (P2E) job seekers find the support and services needed to get back to work. P2E helps the long-term unemployed, those who have exhausted unemployment benefits, get back to work by addressing their specific challenges.
Just “20 Days to Success”! Platform to Employment is an empowering solution that is available to job seekers at no cost. Work with a dedicated staff to improve your self image and transform job search skills. Through P2E find a committed support system and network of professionals with the same goal; helping people get back to work.
P2E is also an innovative solution addressing the challenges of returning the long-term unemployed to work while providing employers a new avenue to a skilled workforce. Businesses receive a risk-free opportunity to evaluate and consider hiring participants during a four-week work experience funded by Platform to Employment.
How Platform to Employment Works
P2E participants start with a five-week preparatory program that addresses the social, emotional, and skill deficiencies caused by long-term unemployment. Participants are then matched with open positions at local companies on an eight-week, trial basis with their salaries funded by The WorkPlace. This is a paid opportunity for P2E participants to demonstrate they can do the job while employers evaluate their work. Platform to Employment is offered statewide in Connecticut with programs in Bridgeport, Hartford, New Haven, Norwich and Waterbury
Why P2E Is Needed
The long-term unemployed come from all walks of life and face the same hiring challenges. With so many workers unemployed for shorter duration and many more looking to advance beyond part-time employment, employers don’t have to look that deep into the labor pool for qualified candidates. After longer periods of unemployment, many workers experience distinct stresses. Their savings have been exhausted to cover daily expenses. They may face foreclosure and loss of housing. Many feel disconnected from their careers, become depressed, lose confidence and experience strains on their families.
Platform to Employment empowers individuals, fosters self-sufficiency and focuses on performance improvements with measurable outcomes. We help participants discover their true potential while providing employers flexible and highly trained workers who can think critically, act independently and work in teams!
Platform to Employment Success Story
“I cannot recommend The WorkPlace and the P2E program more! It simply meant the world to me. After months and months of searching and applying for positions the “old school” way, the toll of not finding a job began to overwhelm. Shortly after starting the program I began to change my approach and viewpoint. A sense of confidence returned! I began to have HOPE! Bottom line: I landed a position in my field – one that will allow me to grow professionally and present opportunities down the road. Thank you, P2E – I truly don’t think I would’ve done it without you.” – Rich Ward, Norwich/New London graduate