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Trade jobs in Connecticut lost

Posted on March 6, 2017

According to recent labor statistics, trade jobs in Connecticut decreased last month. All in all, Connecticut lost 1,700 net jobs (-0.1%) in December 2016 to a level of 1,678,000 seasonally adjusted. Over the year, nonagricultural employment in the state has declined by 2,000 jobs (-0.1%). November’s originally released job gain of 2,100 was revised downward to […]


Minimum wage to affect Connecticut jobs

Posted on March 5, 2017

The state minimum wage has risen, which will affect Connecticut jobs. The minimum wage in the state increased from the current rate of $9.60 per hour to $10.10 on January 1, 2017 as the result of a law he signed in 2014 that scheduled increases for workers in three stages. The coming change is the final […]


Venture to create farming jobs in Connecticut

Posted on March 1, 2017

A newly formed venture will create more farming jobs in Connecticut. Four Season Farm LLC, a newly formed venture created by a long-time Connecticut farmer, international greenhouse developer, and former Wall Street executive, will develop ten acres of land in Suffield as a hydroponic farm, where the company plans to create 40 new jobs over […]


Training workshops for Connecticut jobs

Posted on February 9, 2017

A number of training workshops for Connecticut jobs have been created. The Bridgeport American Job Center, 2 LafayetteSquare, is offering a variety of training and employment workshops in February to assist area residents. Advanced registration is encouraged due to space limitations. Résumé Critique – February 3 (9 – 11 a.m. by appointment only) Schedule an […]


Renovation created Connecticut construction jobs

Posted on February 9, 2017

A train station renovation has created more Connecticut construction jobs. A $10 million renovation and upgrade project at the Bridgeport railroad station has been completed and the new amenities, which were designed to provide commuters with enhanced services, are now in use, including real-time electronic signage of arrivals and departures, extended canopies, better lighting, and […]


Insurance jobs in Connecticut remain

Posted on January 31, 2017

A new proposal will ensure insurance jobs in Connecticut remain. The state budget proposal will include a reduction in the tax rate on insurance premiums – dropping from the current rate of 1.75 percent down to 1.5 percent. The Governor explained lowering this tax rate will continue the state’s efforts to improve the business climate […]


Pension agreement to affect Connecticut jobs

Posted on December 31, 2016

A new pension agreement that goes into affect will impact Connecticut jobs. Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Office of Policy and Management Secretary Ben Barnes are applauding the State Employees Retirement Commission on their unanimous vote to lower the assumed rate of return for the State Employee Retirement System (SERS) from 8 percent to 6.9 […]


Xerox to keep corporate jobs in Connecticut

Posted on December 31, 2016

Xerox will remain in the state and keep corporate jobs in Connecticut. The state announced a partnership with Xerox Corporation that secures the company’s headquarters and 150 jobs in Norwalk, where it has been located since 2008. As part of the project, Xerox may add between 20 to 40 new jobs over the next four […]


Minimum wage increase will affect Connecticut jobs

Posted on December 31, 2016

The increase of the minimum wage is affecting Connecticut jobs. The minimum wage in the state will be increasing from the current rate of $9.60 per hour to $10.10 on January 1, 2017 as the result of a law that scheduled increases for workers in three stages. The coming change is the final step in a […]


Legislation boosts Connecticut jobs

Posted on December 10, 2016

New legislation will keep many Connecticut jobs in the state. A bill was signed to commemorate the adoption of legislation that 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 […]


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