by Allan Appel | Jan 25, 2018 8:52 am | Comments (1)
A woman in the phlebotomy training class had been doing well, and then not. Then she dropped out completely.
Staff figured out the problem: She had become homeless. They put her in touch with an agency that could help. She got a place to live, she returned to the phlebotomy program, she graduated, and she is now gainfully employed.
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by Allan Appel | Jul 29, 2015 4:03 pm
Kearra Freeman is currently serving in the U.S. Army reserves but is contemplating a career shift to become an occupational therapist.
How to go about that?
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by Sharon Benzoni | Jul 19, 2015 5:30 pm | Comments (5)
It seemed like an routine board meeting called to approve a worker retraining agency’s $16.7 million budget for the new fiscal year.
Then some members started asking for details—and the debate was on, about how transparent the agency is not just with the public, but with its own board.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Jun 29, 2015 1:17 pm
“Oh! That felt really weird,” Keelin Mathews said.
The 15-year-old was scooping macro invertebrates out of a tub of water, when a crayfish brushed against her plastic spoon, startling her.
Continue reading ‘An Eel, A Crayfish—And Maybe A Career’
by Staff | Jan 27, 2014 2:19 pm
Sixteen newly trained blood-takers have entered New Haven’s workforce, the latest step in building a jobs “pipeline” for the unemployed and underemployed. Some of them documented their journey along the way.
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by Melissa Bailey | Jan 20, 2014 1:09 pm | Comments (5)
Annamarie Perkins had been laid off from her job as a CT Transit bus driver when she came across a construction training program. She intended to check it out for her sons—then decided to sign up herself.
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by Paul Bass | Jan 13, 2014 4:03 pm | Comments (3)
Officer Tristan Barnes grabbed Jorgieliz Casanova at the Yale Art Gallery before she could get away.
“You remind me of me,” the officer told the young woman. “You’ve got to do an internship!”
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by Paul Bass | Jun 25, 2013 8:04 am | Comments (18)
Pedro Soto has had at least five jobs open at his East Street factory since 2011—and no one to fill them. In a city with an 11.9 percent official unemployment rate.
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by Thomas MacMillan | Jun 5, 2013 4:46 pm | Comments (13)
After he submitted unanswered job applications for two years, New Haven Works helped open a door to a new job for Osikhena Awudu. On Wednesday he helped open a door for the new “jobs pipeline” agency itself.
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by Paul Bass | Mar 15, 2013 4:13 pm | Comments (49)
New Haven’s emerging “jobs pipeline” came to Patricia McGill’s neighborhood—and promised finally to get her through Yale’s door.
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