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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 […]

Connecticut Retail Sales Jobs to Grow

Posted on August 12, 2008

There should be several available retail sales jobs in Connecticut throughout the foreseeable future. The State of Connecticut currently employs 53,750 retail salespersons, and that number is expected to reach 58,720 by 2014, according to the Connecticut Department of Labor. There are projected to be 2,590 job openings per year. The state as a whole […]

Good News for Those With Farming Jobs in Connecticut

Posted on August 6, 2008

Those who currently have, or are looking for, Connecticut jobs in farming will soon have some help. In July, according to a State of Connecticut press release, Governor Jodi Rell announced the release of funds to help working farmers expand and improve their operations as part of a 10-year business plan. “Now more than ever, […]

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