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U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) stopped by Bridgeport Biodiesel on Tuesday morning to promote the extension of a tax credit for the hiring of unemployed or disabled veterans.
Officials from local organizations were on hand for the visit, including those from The WorkPlace, an organization that, among many services, helps provide housing and jobs for veterans.
WorkPlace program manager Carmen Nieves said the company’s presence in Bridgeport helps the greater community, including veterans who need employment.
“It means jobs, it means an opportunity for a better tomorrow, it’s an opportunity to live and work locally,” Nieves told the Daily Voice. “(These things) improve the quality of life of someone, especially if they’re coming from programs that provide supportive services.”
The company, which is constructing a new facility in the Bridgeport Eco-Industrial Park, plans to soon hire 30 new employees. Some could be veterans, according to Bridgeport Biodiesel CEO Brent Baker, who said he has hired veterans in the past and plans to hire more in the future.