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Banking Jobs in Connecticut Affected by AIG Problems

Posted on March 23, 2009

Hundreds of banking jobs in Connecticut could be affected by the current problems surrounding AIG. American International Group plans to shut down its Wilton office, located in Fairfield County, Conn., within the next few years. This move could cost 400 workers their Connecticut jobs. The office is home to AIG Financial Group, which is currently […]

Connecticut Construction Jobs Created by Stimulus

Posted on March 16, 2009

The recently-passed federal economic stimulus plan will help create new Connecticut construction jobs. Connecticut‘s Recovery Working Group recently approved more than $200 million in federal stimulus transportation projects that will help create plenty of jobs and transportation projects throughout the state, including bridge replacement and repair, road paving and traffic signal work. This is welcome […]

Connecticut Teaching Jobs Could be Cut

Posted on March 10, 2009

If the State of Connecticut adopts the General Assembly‘s budget deficit mitigation plan, it could mean the loss of Connecticut teaching jobs. Gov. M. Jodi Rell is urging legislative leaders to adopt the spending cuts outlined in her own plan to help avoid cuts to state employees and higher education. Rell’s plan proposes $6.3 million […]

Media Jobs in Connecticut Created by NBC

Posted on March 4, 2009

One of the nation’s largest television stations could soon create media jobs in Connecticut. NBC Universal is looking into a project with the State of Connecticut that would result in a large television production studio at the Rich Forum Theater in Stamford. If finalized, the project could create between 150 and 200 jobs and invest […]

Connecticut Film Jobs Could Suffer from Cap

Posted on February 24, 2009

Some Connecticut film jobs could suffer as state officials limit tax incentives offered by the state. Gov. M. Jodi Rell has proposed capping Connecticut‘s film production tax credit at $30 million per year. Opponents of the cap say this would cause members of the movie industry to relocate, possibly causing the loss of several jobs. […]

Jobs in Connecticut Could Increase by 41,000 Thanks to Stimulus

Posted on February 18, 2009

The new federal economic stimulus could mean 41,000 jobs in Connecticut. The $789 billion stimulus bill is expected to create 3.5 million jobs throughout the nation during the next two years. Of those added jobs, 41,000 will be in Connecticut, according to an article by the ConnecitcutPost. Not only will the stimulus bill help create […]

Connecticut Government Jobs Cut, Residents Can Weigh in with New Web Site

Posted on February 9, 2009

After recent controversy over the state’s budget, which includes several Connecticut government jobs being cut, residents have a chance to weigh in. The State of Connecticut has created a new Web site to give taxpayers an opportunity to review the state’s new two-year budget. The site also will allow residents to see up-to-date changes and […]

Connecticut Government Jobs Cut Under New Budget

Posted on February 5, 2009

Hundreds of Connecticut government jobs could be lost because of the state’s new budget. Gov. M. Jodi Rell recently released a two-year budget that totals $38.4 billion. While the budget doesn’t include any tax increases, it does cut hundreds of Connecticut jobs, commissions and agencies, according to an article by The Associated Press. The budget […]

Connecticut Environmental Jobs Get Help from Green State Regulations

Posted on January 27, 2009

Those concerned about increasing the number of Connecticut environmental jobs may soon get some help. Gov. M. Jodi Rell recently announced that the State of Connecticut has finalized a comprehensive list of regulations for the construction and renovation of state-owned buildings and public schools. The regulations will help create more green collar jobs and reduce […]

Connecticut Government Jobs Added Despite Hiring Freeze

Posted on January 20, 2009

More than 800 Connecticut government jobs have been added in recent months, despite the hiring freeze issued in May 2008 by Gov. M. Jodi Rell. According to the State Comptroller’s Office, which compiled data for The Stamford Advocate, Connecticut has hired 824 full-time employees since the hiring freeze was issued. The new positions, which have […]

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