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05/24/2013 Contact: 850-413-6482

WORKFORCE plus Recognized as PSC Helping Hand for May

TALLAHASSEE — Florida’s Public Service Commission (PSC) today recognized WORKFORCE plus as a PSC Helping Hand.  Partnerships are essential to raise public awareness, and the Commission appreciates WORKFORCE plus representatives’ assistance in educating Florida’s unemployed about energy and water conservation and the Lifeline Assistance (Lifeline) telephone discount program.

“I’m pleased to recognize WORKFORCE plus and its Chief Executive Officer, Jim McShane, as an essential PSC partner in reaching Florida’s unemployed with ways to save money on their utility bills,” said PSC Chairman Ronald A. Brisé.  “By helping us promote Lifeline and share conservation information, WORKFORCE plus helps its clientele stretch their money when they need it most.”

During two PSC workshops held last year with state agencies and social service representatives from across Florida, the Commission helped organizations connect to share resources and more effectively serve their clientele.  To continue the workshops’ success and recognize positive working relationships, each month this year the PSC is acknowledging a partner--a PSC Helping Hand--who has assisted the Commission’s outreach efforts.

“I thank Chairman Brisé and the PSC for this recognition,” said McShane. “A phone is essential to connect with potential job opportunities, and the Lifeline program makes it possible for many unemployed residents to keep phone service.  We are always pleased to help our clients learn about helpful, money-saving opportunities on their way to gaining employment.”

Look for the PSC Helping Hand web page, recognizing outreach partners throughout 2013, under Hot Topics on the PSC’s homepage,  More information on Lifeline Assistance can also be found under Hot Topics at

Follow the PSC on Twitter, @floridapsc.