The WorkPlace is a workforce development program created by the state with several offices including a service provider in downtown Bridgeport at 350 Fairfield Avenue. Part of the organization’s mission is Empowering those who face barriers to employment. And that appears to be the focus of a 60 Minutes profile on Sunday, according to its website:
People unemployed for a long period tell Scott Pelley they have another hurdle to clear besides the dearth of jobs: the fact they haven’t worked in a long time is being used against them by potential employers. Pelley talks to a group of so-called 99ers–the unemployed whose government benefits ceased at 99 weeks–and follows them for five weeks in an innovative program in Connecticut that is putting some 99ers back to work. Pelley’s report will be broadcast on 60 Minutes, Sunday, Feb. 19 at 7:00 p.m. ET/PT.