Nonprofit helps unemployed get back on their feet
A nonprofit organization is helping out-of-work southwestern Connecticut residents get back on their feet.
Southwestern CTWorks prepares people for careers by holding workshops, where attendees are taught about resumes, interviewing and other skills. Stephanie Urdang, with the organization, helps people transition from their previous jobs.
"An executive who's been earning six figures and has lost that position has the same trauma as somebody making $8 an hour," Urdang said.
The nonprofit, which offers free services, also refers clients for specific job training.
Experts believe the company could be useful to the nearly 90 workers of Norwalk-based Bear Naked, a granola manufacturer.
Kellogg's, which recently purchased the company, plans to close the Connecticut operation by the end of 2008 and move the headquarters to La Jolla, Calif. Kellogg's maintains it will try to relocate some workers.
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