The Workplace Data Breach Investigation

Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating The WorkPlace, Inc. regarding its recent data breach. The WorkPlace data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information belonging to over 29,800 individuals.


The WorkPlace plans and coordinates workforce development programs using funding from state and federal agencies. Founded in 1983 as the Private Industry Council of Southern Connecticut, The WorkPlace works with community partners to provide targeted programs and employment services to support both job seekers and employers. In addition, The WorkPlace operates American Job Centers in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, and provides guidance to American Job Centers in New Jersey, Ohio, Virginia, and New York. In communication with lawmakers, foundations, and think tanks, The WorkPlace helps develop best practices in the workforce development field.


On or around February 3, 2023, The Workplace discovered that it had experienced a data breach in which the sensitive personal identifiable information in its systems may have been accessed. Through its investigation The WorkPlace determined that an unauthorized actor may haveaccessed this sensitive information by launching a ransomware attack. On August 11, 2023, The WorkPlace began contacting individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information exposed includes:

  • Name
  • Social Security number

If you received a breach notification letter from The WorkPlace, Inc.:

We would like to speak with you about your rights and potential legal remedies in response to this data breach. Please fill out the form, below, or contact us at (608) 237-1775 or

If you were impacted by The WorkPlace data breach, you may consider taking the following steps to protect your personal information.

  1. Carefully review the breach notice and retain a copy;
  2. Enroll in free credit monitoring service provided by The WorkPlace, Inc.;
  3. Change passwords and security questions for online accounts;
  4. Regularly review account statements for signs of fraud or unauthorized activity;
  5. Monitor credit reports for signs of identity theft; and
  6. Contact a credit bureau(s) to request a temporary fraud alert.

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