In this Wednesday, April 1, 2015 photo, Bill Lewis poses for a photograph at his desk at CMS Mailing, in Monroe, Conn. Lewis was hired by CMS Mailing through Platform To Employment, a nonprofit program that offers to pay some long-term unemployed workers' salaries for their first 8 weeks on a new job, essentially eliminating the companies' risk of hiring of them.
In this Wednesday, April 1, 2015 photo, Bill Lewis poses for a photograph at his desk at CMS Mailing, in Monroe, Conn. Lewis was hired by CMS Mailing through Platform To Employment, a nonprofit program that offers to pay some long-term unemployed workers' salaries for their first 8 weeks on a new job, essentially eliminating the companies' risk of hiring of them. Jessica Hill AP
In this Wednesday, April 1, 2015 photo, Bill Lewis poses for a photograph at his desk at CMS Mailing, in Monroe, Conn. Lewis was hired by CMS Mailing through Platform To Employment, a nonprofit program that offers to pay some long-term unemployed workers' salaries for their first 8 weeks on a new job, essentially eliminating the companies' risk of hiring of them. Jessica Hill AP

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