2003: NEAT

“Job Skills and Needs in the North End of Middletown: A Survey of Residents’ Employment and Barriers to Employment”

for North End Action Team

by Mary Thomas, Meg Swan, Aaron Welo, and Annie Youngerman


Four Wesleyan students along with several community members spent the last 4 months gathering information from over 60 North End residents in an attempt to give a picture of the barriers and strengths that influence resident employment. This is a summary of our final report. The whole report is available at both the NEAT (North End Action Team) office, 33 Ferry, and the Russell Library. During this time we also collected specifics from certain residents who wanted to participate in a Job Database NEAT is constructing. This Job Database will try to connect participating residents with job openings and training opportunities. If you would like to learn more about this database, contact the NEAT office at 860-346-4845.