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Connecticut Education Jobs Could be Cut

Posted on December 29, 2008

Some Connecticut education jobs could be affected by state budget cuts. The Connecticut Association of Urban Superintendents is planning to host a legislative breakfast next month to help promote its goal to preserve state education aid and spend unfunded mandates. According to an article by The Hartford Courant, Connecticut’s education board approved potential budget cuts […]

Automotive Jobs in CT Depend on Success of Big 3

Posted on December 18, 2008

Many automotive jobs in CT may depend on the success or failure of the “Big 3” auto companies: GM, Ford and Chrysler. While hardly any Connecticut companies make car parts for the Big 3, about 25,000 Connecticut jobs, or 1.5 percent of overall jobs in the state, are directly tied to the automotive industry, specifically […]

Connecticut Career Workers with Small Businesses Can Apply for Loans

Posted on December 10, 2008

Those who have a Connecticut career with a small business may soon get some help. The State of Connecticut recently announced that the U.S. Small Business Administration is offering federal economic injury disaster loans to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives and private, non-profit organizations that received damages as the result of abnormal storms last summer. […]

Customer Service Jobs in Connecticut’s Pocket

Posted on December 3, 2008

A new cell phone company is creating plenty of customer service jobs in Connecticut. Pocket, a small cell phone network based in Texas, is planning to open a Northeast call center in Bloomfield, a move that will create 400 Connecticut jobs. According to an article by WFSB, the jobs will be in everything from customer […]

Connecticut Finance Jobs with GE to be Cut

Posted on November 18, 2008

A major electric company is planning to cut Connecticut finance jobs. General Electric Co. recently announced its plan to cut jobs and costs next year from GE Capital, based in Fairfield, Connecticut. The plan will save $2 billion in costs as the company slows lending in some businesses, considers others for potential sale and cuts […]

Connecticut Insurance Jobs with Aetna in Jeopardy

Posted on November 13, 2008

One large health insurance company is considering cutting Connecticut insurance jobs. Aetna recently announced that some job cuts are likely. While the company is currently doing better than many of its competitors, according to an article by the Hartford Courant, some jobs will probably be cut in the company’s effort to protect its competitive edge […]

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 […]

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