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Customer Service Jobs in Connecticut Could be Saved

Posted on November 7, 2008

While AT&T Inc. recently announced its plans to make cuts, officials are doing their part to save customer service jobs in Connecticut. Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal last week asked state regulators to block any cuts pending an investigative hearing. However, according to an article by the New Haven Register, regulators do not normally get […]


Connecticut Retail Jobs Harder to Get this Season

Posted on October 29, 2008

While seasonal jobs will be fewer this year than last because of the current economic downtrend, those seeking seasonal Connecticut retail jobs may have some help. The National Retail Federation estimates that holiday retail spending will increase by a minor 2.2 percent, the slowest rate of growth in six years. In preparation for a slew […]


Connecticut Construction Jobs Continue to Decline

Posted on October 21, 2008

Connecticut as a whole lost 2,300 jobs during September, but it is Connecticut construction jobs that have seen the biggest over-the-year loss. As of September, the construction industry employed 67,700 workers, down from 68,000 workers during August and a decrease of 1.6 percent from last year, according to the United States Department of Labor Bureau […]


Customer Service Jobs in Connecticut Cut by AT&T

Posted on October 15, 2008

A large communications company recently announced it would cut several customer service jobs in Connecticut. AT&T has announced its plans to move 60 customer service positions from the company’s Meriden, Connecticut office to Michigan. Connecticut state officials have backlashed against the decision, fearing the company’s local customer service department will suffer, according to an article […]


Casino Workers Losing Connecticut Jobs

Posted on October 9, 2008

Two of the state’s largest casinos are causing the loss of Connecticut jobs. Connecticut’s Foxwoods Casino plans to lay off 700 workers this month, while a $700 million expansion at Mohegan Sun has halted, putting a hold on 2,000 more jobs. According to an article by ABC News, this is the first time in 15 […]


Connecticut Jobs to Increase

Posted on September 25, 2008

Many jobs in Connecticut are expected to grow during the near future. Through 2014, employment in the State of Connecticut is expected to increase by more than 150,000 jobs, or 8.5 percent, when compared to employment in 2004. It also is expected an additional 420,000 workers will be needed because of employee turnover, according to […]


Gen Y Avoiding Connecticut Jobs

Posted on September 17, 2008

Many members of the younger generation, or Generation Y, are moving away instead of filling jobs in Connecticut. In a recent article by the Enfield Press, it was noted many young people are leaving Connecticut with no intention of returning. There are various reasons for the departure of youths, including a lack of jobs, expensive […]


Connecticut Jobs Up From 2007

Posted on September 10, 2008

Although the nation is facing an increase in unemployment, jobs in Connecticut slightly increased from last year during July. According to the United States Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics, the State of Connecticut‘s total non-farm employment in July 2008 was at 1,704,900, an increase of .3 percent from last year. That employment rate […]


Burris Logistics to Create 220 Connecticut Jobs

Posted on September 4, 2008

Burris Logistics, Inc. is opening a new refrigerated and frozen food distribution center in Rocky Hill. The $65 million project is expected to create 220 Connecticut jobs and bring in more than $26 million in revenue for the state. The State of Connecticut recently announced it would provide financial assistance to the company, according to […]


Connecticut Education Jobs Increasing

Posted on August 28, 2008

Teaching professionals should be pleased to know Connecticut education jobs are increasing. In June 2008, Connecticut‘s education and health services industry employed 291,600 people, according to the Connecticut Department of Labor, a 2.2 percent increase from last year. The educational services industry employed 152,290 people in 2004, and that number is expected to reach 165,260 […]


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