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Hurrah for CT! Its not much but its a start: AARP grants $200K to WorkPlace for older 99ers program

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Hurrah for CT! Its not much but its a start: AARP grants $200K to WorkPlace for older 99ers program

Post by Guest on Fri Feb 17, 2012 8:06 pm

Rob Varnon, writing in the Financial Mines blog:

The WorkPlace Inc.'s Platform to Employment program to help long-term unemployed over the age of 50 find new careers received a $200,000 boost in funding from the AARP.

The WorkPlace, a nonprofit that handles the job placement and training for the state, started its P2E program last year inviting 100 people who had exhausted 99 weeks of unemployment to participate. The people, dubbed 99ers, were given classes and employment subsidized through private sector grants. The WorkPlace said so far, 50 of the first participants have been placed in jobs....

http://helpthe99ers.blogspot.com/2012/02/ct-news-aarp-grants-200k-to-workplace.html?spref=tw

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Re: Hurrah for CT! Its not much but its a start: AARP grants $200K to WorkPlace for older 99ers program

Post by Marian on Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:02 pm

Wow! Very neat!

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Re: Hurrah for CT! Its not much but its a start: AARP grants $200K to WorkPlace for older 99ers program

Post by Guest on Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:15 pm

They need to do this in other states around the country as well. It would help so many people

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Re: Hurrah for CT! Its not much but its a start: AARP grants $200K to WorkPlace for older 99ers program

Post by Guest on Fri Feb 17, 2012 10:25 pm

At 10.8% unemployment, I hope RI takes a hint from CT. A program like this is desperately needed here!

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Re: Hurrah for CT! Its not much but its a start: AARP grants $200K to WorkPlace for older 99ers program

Post by Marian on Fri Feb 17, 2012 10:25 pm

It sure would!

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