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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 […]

Company relocates, creating customer service jobs in Connecticut

Posted on December 23, 2015

One company has relocated to create more customer service jobs in Connecticut, among other types of jobs. Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits, an importer and marketer of high-quality wine and spirit brands from around the world, plans to relocate its headquarters from White Plains, New York to Stamford, Connecticut. The relocation will deliver more than […]

New line to create Connecticut construction jobs

Posted on December 9, 2015

A new line called the Hartford Line will create more Connecticut construction jobs. The completed Hartford Line will triple the number of trains between New Haven and Hartford and doubling the service between Hartford and Springfield. The program is now in construction and work is progressing rapidly. Four station projects are in construction and due […]

Grant to help low income residents find Connecticut jobs

Posted on December 8, 2015

A new grant is going to low-income residents to help them connect with Connecticut jobs. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has approved nearly $1.2 million in grants to help low-income residents in Connecticut find employment and obtain valuable job training skills.  The State Department of Housing and ten local housing authorities […]

Investment builds Connecticut jobs

Posted on November 27, 2015

Investing in a new commuter rail is helping build more Connecticut jobs. An economic analysis on the proposed upgrades to the New Haven Line demonstrates that the economic benefits of replacing the commuter rail system is more than twice the cost of the project upgrades, and will be a major factor in being able to […]

Connecticut tourism jobs grow

Posted on November 5, 2015

New statistics show that Connecticut tourism jobs are growing. Connecticut saw a strong 2015 summer, with indicators showing significant rises in visitation to tourism destinations, as well as a significant increase in spending levels per visitor. “This demonstrates we’re making gains – jobs are growing significantly each month, our efforts to make our state a […]

Funds to create transportation jobs in Connecticut

Posted on October 29, 2015

A slew of funds are going to create transportation jobs in Connecticut. The funds will include $10 million in federal Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) funds for the construction of Barnum Station, a new commuter rail station that would serve Metro-North on the east side of Bridgeport. Blumenthal said: “This award is a game […]

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