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Continued: 'Platform to Employment' project offers hope to long-term jobless

  • Article by: NEAL ST. ANTHONY , Star Tribune
  • Last update: September 30, 2013 - 5:21 PM

Deb Bahr-Helgen, training director for the city of Minneapolis, said once the first group of 25 Platform to Employment trainees is assessed for experience and skills, ‘‘we will be able to determine which employers have positions open that are a good fit. This is a great, low-risk opportunity for employers to hire the long-term unemployed and veterans.”

Employers who have expressed interest so far include Ryan Companies, Bywater Business Solutions, Children’s Hospitals, Builders Association of the Twin Cities, Reve Consulting, Electramatic Inc. and Target. If the initial group has success, the WorkPlace and local partners will recruit another group of long-sidelined job candidates.

 

Neal St. Anthony • 612-673-7144 • nstanthony@startribune.com

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