60 Minutes Feature - Platform to Employment for Long Term Unemployed at WorkPlace Inc.

Posted by Alexandra Kielty - On October 15, 2014 (EST)

60 Minutes featured WorkPlace, Inc. and their program, Platform to Employment (P2E,) which is putting the long term unemployed back to work. The program was aired in February 2012 with Scott Pelley and an interview with Joe Carbone, Executive Director of WorkPlace, Inc. 60 Minutes explores the challenges facing the long term unemployed, also known as 99ers and followed participants through the P2E program.

The WorkPlace developed P2E to help the long term unemployed return to work and provide a vehicle for employers to recruit skilled workers. The program allows employers a risk-free opportunity to evaluate and consider hiring participants during an eight-week internship. The WorkPlace raised more than $500,000 in private resources to support the program. With a 70% placement rate, this initiative demonstrates how private investment along with a caring community can enhance employment opportunities for the long term unemployed who are truly the victims of the 2008 recession. The WorkPlace also received a $200,000 grant from the AARP Foundation to address the specific needs of 99ers over the age of 50.

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