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Honor highlights education jobs in Connecticut

Posted on May 9, 2016

Some schools are getting the spotlight put on education jobs in Connecticut. Three Connecticut schools are being recognized as 2016 honorees under the U.S. Department of Education’s annual Green Ribbon Schools Program, including East Hartford’s Two Rivers Magnet Middle School, Hartford’s Two Rivers Magnet High School, and Stamford’s King School. Winning schools were honored for […]

Education jobs in Connecticut climb

Posted on May 3, 2016

New statistics point out that education jobs in Connecticut are on an incline. Job numbers for March 2016 indicate employment increased by just 300 (0.02%) positions over the month, seasonally adjusted, with six major industry supersectors adding jobs and four declining. Since March 2015, Connecticut is calculated to have added 15,000 (0.90%) additional nonfarm jobs […]

Trade jobs in Connecticut grow

Posted on May 3, 2016

New employment statistics posit that trade jobs in Connecticut are growing. Connecticut added 300 jobs (0.02%) in March 2016 to a level of 1,685,600, seasonally adjusted. Establishment job gains now measure 15,000 (0.9%, 1,250 per month) since March 2015. The original release of a 4,200 job gain for February 2016 was slightly lowered to 4,100 […]

Funding to create Connecticut healthcare jobs

Posted on April 10, 2016

Some federal funding will go towards creating Connecticut healthcare jobs. Over $2.5 million in federal funding has been awarded to seven health centers in Connecticut to improve and expand the delivery of substance abuse services in health centers, with a specific focus on treatment of opioid use disorders in underserved populations. “These funds will help […]

Challenge to boost Connecticut jobs

Posted on April 5, 2016

A recent challenge will help to boost Connecticut jobs. Connecticut will be the latest state participating in the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston’s Working Cities Challenge competition, an economic development effort that builds cross-sector collaboration and leadership to solve challenges affecting urban communities. “This Working Cities Challenge is about delivering collaborative, transformative projects that will […]

Company creates finance jobs in Connecticut

Posted on March 30, 2016

The expansion of a company will create more finance jobs in Connecticut. Bob’s Discount Furniture, a national furniture store chain, will expand in Manchester with a new project that will significantly increase the company’s space, retain 326 people, and create 125 new jobs in the next five years. The Connecticut Department of Economic and Community […]

Funding boosts Connecticut construction jobs

Posted on February 3, 2016

A series of investments are planned for Connecticut construction jobs. There are two $30 million installments of Town Aid Road funding for cities and towns across Connecticut – a total of $60 million statewide.  The funding continues an increased amount for municipal purposes, which prior to the Malloy administration had received lower amounts ranging from $12.5 […]

Investments to create Connecticut jobs

Posted on January 31, 2016

Nearly $600 in investments have been approved to create more Connecticut jobs, among other initiatives. The money will go towards moving the state forward, attracting jobs, improving quality of life, and funding important community projects in every region of the state. The projects include major economic development initiatives such as moving Future Health Care from New […]

Minimum wage increase will affect Connecticut jobs

Posted on January 5, 2016

The increase in minimum wage will have a marked effect on Connecticut jobs. Connecticut’s minimum wage is scheduled to increase from the current rate of $9.15 an hour to $9.60 per hour on January 1, 2016.  The change is the second in a series of three scheduled increases under the adopted legislation, which will ultimately […]

Connecticut boasts low employment rate

Posted on January 5, 2016

Connecticut’s labor situation is strong and many Connecticut jobs have been recovered. The latest labor report shows that Connecticut’s private sector grew 5,200 jobs last month and has now recovered 113,400 of the 111,600 jobs that were lost during the Great Recession, bringing its recovery rate to 101.6 percent.  In addition, the unemployment rate is […]

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