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Job center to connect job seekers with Connecticut jobs

Posted on August 30, 2018

A new job center will promote the connection of job seekers to Connecticut jobs.

The new American Job Center East in Montville and showcased the wide variety of employment services and programs the full-service center provides to jobseekers and employers.

The new facility, located at 601 Norwich-New London Turnpike (Suite 1), offers a fully-equipped career center and conference rooms for holding regional hiring events and employment workshops. Services for jobseekers include career counseling, résumé-writing assistance, apprenticeship programs, special services for veterans, on-site employer recruitments and a self-service career center with computers, internet service, research materials and phones.

“We hear daily from employers who are trying to fill the increasing number of manufacturing jobs being created in eastern Connecticut and throughout the state,” Governor Malloy said. “This office is one more way we can offer comprehensive and innovative strategies for developing and growing our workforce. The successful Eastern Connecticut Pipeline program with Electric Boat – housed right in this job center – is just one of the many pioneering job training programs that are getting our residents into good-paying careers.”

The center is staffed with a specialist offering in-person unemployment insurance assistance in answering questions, assisting those using the online filing system, and referring them to job center services. For local employers, business service specialists can meet with businesses interested in hiring qualified employees, tax credit programs, or taking advantage of training incentives and apprenticeship programs. More than a dozen workforce partners are located at the center, providing employment services for jobseekers and employers, and job-related services that include adult education, transportation solutions, pipelines to manufacturing careers, and disability employment services.

“We are pleased that residents in eastern Connecticut have such a wealth of employment resources available to them in the state’s newest American Job Center,” Lt. Governor Wyman said. “Whether companies need help finding the right employee for their business, or a jobseeker wants assistance developing their skills or a résumé, this is a great place for making those valuable employment connections.”

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