Connecticut adds 1,200 jobs in October

The State Labor Department reported Monday Connecticut employers added 1,200 jobs in October as the unemployment rate inched up to 9 percent. Statistics on hiring for September were revised from a 2,000 job gain to a loss of 400, leaving the state with a net loss for the year of 2,800 jobs. Connecticut officials continue […] [Read More]
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Walmart, Citi, AARP foundations’ $1.5M take’s Bridgeport senior job plan national

The WorkPlace Inc., the Bridgeport-based employment board, is getting $1.5 million in backing from the foundations of Walmart, Citi and AARP to take its Platform 2 Employment program national. Platform 2 Employment provides paid internships for the long-term unemployed, those who have exhausted their unemployment benefits, with a focus on older workers. The program was […] [Read More]