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State law to improve diversity for education jobs in Connecticut

Posted on November 9, 2016

A new law will seek to improve diversity for education jobs in Connecticut. The law will advance the state’s efforts to improve in the recruitment and retention of minority teachers in an effort to increase diversity in the classroom and ensure the state can continue to provide high-quality education for all of its students.  The […]


Grants create aerospace jobs in Connecticut

Posted on November 9, 2016

The Connecticut Department of Labor’s Office of Apprenticeship Training has been awarded grants for aerospace jobs in Connecticut. The grants will assist the efforts of the state apprenticeship training program that targets the aerospace manufacturing and maintenance sector, known as the Connecticut Apprenticeship Expansion Rx project. “Connecticut is known as a worldwide aerospace leader, not only […]


Officials keep aircraft jobs in Connecticut

Posted on November 8, 2016

New legislation will help keep aircraft jobs in Connecticut. Connecticut legislation approves the state’s agreement with Lockheed Martin and will result in keeping Sikorsky Aircraft’s worldwide headquarters located in Stratford through at least 2032, where the company will retain and grow approximately 8,000 direct jobs.  As part of the agreement, Sikorsky has also pledged to nearly […]


Grant expands Connecticut jobs for those with disabilities

Posted on October 2, 2016

A new grant is helping create more Connecticut jobs for people with disabilities. The Connecticut Department of Labor (CTDOL) has been awarded a $2.5 million federal grant to enhance its ongoing work to promote employment opportunities for people with disabilities. The grant, awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor, enables CTDOL to build upon its […]


Expansion creates more aerospace jobs in Connecticut

Posted on October 2, 2016

The expansion of one company will create more aerospace jobs in Connecticut. Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman are applauding an announcement made  by Pratt & Whitney President Robert Leduc that the company is planning a significant expansion in Connecticut: “We are proud of Pratt & Whitney’s presence in Connecticut and are […]


Agreement creates Connecticut aircraft jobs

Posted on October 2, 2016

A new agreement will create many Connecticut aircraft jobs. The agreement with Lockheed Martin will keep Sikorsky Aircraft and approximately 8,000 jobs in Connecticut through at least 2032 – will see the company’s annual spending with in-state Connecticut suppliers nearly double. Currently, Sikorsky spends about $350 million per year with local suppliers, which are located throughout […]


Manufacturing jobs in Connecticut climb

Posted on September 6, 2016

A number of manufacturing jobs in Connecticut were added. Preliminary Connecticut nonfarm job estimates from the business survey administered by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) show the state added 1,700 jobs (0.10%) during July 2016 to a level of 1,693,000, seasonally adjusted. Since July 2015, nonagricultural employment in the state has grown by […]


Trade jobs in Connecticut added

Posted on September 6, 2016

The latest labor statistics show that trade jobs in Connecticut have grown. Preliminary Connecticut nonfarm job estimates from the business survey administered by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) show the state added 1,700 jobs (0.10%) during July 2016 to a level of 1,693,000, seasonally adjusted. Since July 2015, nonagricultural employment in the state […]


Jobs initiative creates Connecticut jobs

Posted on September 6, 2016

A new jobs initiative is proving that it can create many Connecticut jobs. The first Five jobs initiative (now referred to as the First Five Plus) is one of the state’s flagship economic development programs.  To date, nearly 3,800 new jobs have been created at the 13 participating companies. Key findings of the report include: […]


Connecticut finance jobs added

Posted on August 4, 2016

According to the current labor statistics, more Connecticut finance jobs were added. Connecticut preliminary nonfarm job estimates from the payroll survey collected by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) indicate the state added 7,900 jobs (0.47%) in June 2016 to a level of 1,693,400, seasonally adjusted. Nonagricultural employment growth for the state is now […]


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