Congressman Courtney Meets with Job Seekers in Enfield
The Congressman met with his community representatives and job seekers at the Enfield CTWorks to listen to the challenges individuals are having in finding jobs and to share his excitement over the passage of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act and what he hopes it will bring to his constituents. He heard from Karen, a single mom who is one paycheck from being homeless, but is getting great help at the CTWorks Career Center - part of the American Job Center network. And he heard from Michael who doesn't want to have to tap into his retirement funds. He also heard from Charles who is underemployed, and from Brian who was just given a job offer and will start next week. All feel there is more "hope" in the market today, CTWorks is an invaluable resource, and that the new legislation will help.In the photo far right: Congressman Joe Courtney, Capital Workforce Partners President and CEO, Tom Phillips and new Asnuntuck President, James Lombella - far left, is CT Department of Labor Commissioner Sharon Palmer. Read the 8/6/14 Hartford Courant Article.