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State Senator Ed Gomes: Jobs Report

February 5, 2016

Capitol address
Legislative Office Building
Room 3800
Hartford, CT 06106-1591

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Capitol: 860-240-0509
Toll-free: 1-800-842-1420

Over the last eight years, the global recession and structural shift in our economy has led to uncertainty for families, businesses and state and local governments. The recovery has been an uphill battle for many communities, and there is more work for us to do. To continue to move our economy in the right direction, we need to provide resources for businesses to expand and for people to find jobs. At the same time, we should take the time to highlight the good things happening in Connecticut. In this edition of the Jobs Report you will find information on both.

Employment Assistance Sites

CTHiresCTHires.com is a website of jobseeker services created by the Connecticut Department of Labor. Need a résumé? Want employers to search for you? CTHires allows registered job seekers to build an online résumé that can be searched by employers that are hiring! Searching for jobs is easy! Enter a keyword for the type of work you are seeking, desired location and click “Search”.

State of Connecticut jobs and exams are listed on the State Employment website, offering information regarding state employment exams, links to the exams, and state job postings.

Resources for All Businesses

Department of Labor (DOL)

The DOL assists both workers and employers to become competitive in the global economy with programs that include job training, employer seminars, job fairs and more. Visit their website at www.ctdol.state.ct.us.

Department of Economic & Community Development (DECD)

DECD is the state's lead agency for the development and implementation of policies, strategies and programs that support business growth and innovation. They offer a wide range of programs and services to help companies prosper in Connecticut--financing, tax credits and incentives, site selection services and workforce training support. Visit their website at www.ct.gov/ecd.

STEP-Up for Vets

STEP-Up for VetsThe Unemployed Armed Forces Member Subsidized Training and Employment Program, also known as STEP-Up for Vets, is designed to help former military combat personnel find new employment. The expanded armed forces program is similar to the STEP-Up wage subsidy program except that it is open to any company, regardless of size.

In the News

Hartford Business Journal
Electric Boat to hire 1,500 in 2016 - Hartford Business Journal

Hartford Courant
More Jobs Than People: Fast-Growing Connecticut Jobs Market Stands Out - Hartford Courant
"The job growth represents one of the fastest hiring expansions in Connecticut in a generation."

PR Newswire
Comcast Adding More Than 200 Jobs In Connecticut In 2016 - PRNewswire

Trade mission gives Kaman a foothold in China - CTMirror

CT gov
Gov. Malloy Announces Manufacturing Company Relocating to Connecticut, Adding Hundreds of Jobs in Windsor Locks - CT.gov

Gov. Malloy Announces New Company Relocating to Connecticut, Adding Over 100 Jobs in Stamford - CT.gov

Read Politico's 3rd Annual State of the States - Politico

CT Ranked as top 5 innovative state - Bloomberg

Norwich Bulletin
State tourism officials: 'Still Revolutionary' efforts paid off - Norwich Bulletin


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