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Monday, February 20, 2012

Make a Difference in Your Community

Want to Make a Difference
in the Lives of Others?

Get Involved

Do your part to get the long-term unemployed working and your local economy thriving. Step up and help create a Platform to Employment in your community, replicating the highly successful program Platform to Employment (P2E) set up by Joe Carbone, President of The Workplace in Connecticut.

What Is Platform to Employment?

"The WorkPlace developed Platform to Employment (P2E) to address the need for the long term unemployed to return to work and the employer need to recruit skilled workers. The program is a public-private partnership which gives businesses a risk-free opportunity to evaluate and consider hiring participants during an eight-week work experience program." P2E website

You CAN Be Part of the Solution

Come on--you have family and friends who are facing long-term unemployment--maybe it's you. Check out the Platform to Employment site to learn how this program works and how you might help to get it going in your local community.

I understand--you're just one person--and maybe you don't feel very powerful. But you can contact employers; state representatives; churches and synagogues; The Job Council; your local community college; local chapters of Rotary, Soroptomists, and other community service organizations to let them know about this program and ask how they could get involved.

I saw a segment about P2E on 60 Minutes last night, and felt compelled to do something to pass this on and to get people talking about creating this in my own community.

Be a Leader

Do not underestimate the role you can play. The smallest nudge from you can get the conversation going.
  • Check out the Platform to Employment website and share it with 10 others.
  • Share this post with people you know who may be in a position to make this happen in your community and with employers who may be interested in participating in providing internships.
  • Encourage the leaders in your community to sign up for this free webinar to learn what they can do to get P2E implemented in your community.
Sign up for FREE Webinar to learn what you can do to get
Platform to Employment implemented in your community.

This webinar is FREE and open to the first 500 workforce, community and economic development professionals who register.

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