Connecticut Department of Labor
Scott D. Jackson, Commissioner

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Hurricane Updates: 

US Virgin Islands:
The CT Department of Labor is assisting affected U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) residents that are in CT and need to file for unemployment insurance. If you worked in the US Virgin Islands and are permanently or temporarily residing in Connecticut, please click USVI Claim Filing so that the CTDOL can assist you in filing a USVI claim which will be sent to the USVI Department of Labor.  All inquiries regarding USVI unemployment compensation claims would be addressed by USVI Department of Labor when they are operational.  

Puerto Rico:  The Puerto Rico Department of Labor website is not operational and unemployment insurance claims currently cannot be processed. Puerto Rico advises residents to monitor its filing website at and apply on that site when operational since this will be the fastest way to file for benefits. For Spanish, click here.

News and Announcements


Program Services

Public and non-profit organizations: the state is seeking Request for Proposals for the fiscal year 2018 Occupational Health Grant. Submissions are due Nov. 3, 2017. Details can be found here.  

Employers are required to display the revised CT Pregnancy Discrimination law (CGS 46a-60) prohibiting discrimination and the right to a reasonable accommodation related to pregnancy. Find posters in English and Spanish here.

Check out CT’s new Employer Resource Guideoffering a roadmap to the many programs, services and incentives that may be available to companies and organizations.

The Eastern CT Manufacturing Pipeline Initiative is a free training program providing the skills to become a trades worker. Military veterans encouraged to apply. Click here to learn more.

Unemployment Insurance Reemployment Services and Eligibility Assessment (UI RESEA) is designed to help UI claimants return to work faster. If you have been selected to take part, please click here for information.

The Manufacturing Innovation Fund Apprenticeship Program provides financial assistance to Connecticut manufacturers that have a Registered Apprentice Program. Click here to apply or for information.

Looking for additional training for your current workforce? CT’s new Incumbent Worker Training Program can provide your company with up to $50,000 in matching funds. Click here to apply or for information.

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Employer and Business Services Unemployment Services:
Unemployment benefits for workers; unemployment tax filing and information for employers; filing appeals and more ...

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Employer and Business Services Programs for Employers & Employer/Employee Services:
Recruitment & training assistance, tax credits, Step Up initiatives, Labor Relations/
Mediation & Arbitration services and more ...

Employment and Training Services Employment and Training Services:
American Job Center services, workshops, recruitments, electronic job bank and more ...
Labor Market Research and Information Labor Market Information:
Jobs data, economic forecasts, career info, workforce analysis ...

Wage Laws and Workplace Safety Wage Laws and Workplace Safety:
Protecting our workforce, wage recovery, CONN-OSHA, helping employers comply with laws ...

Apprenticeship Apprenticeship:
On-the-job training programs; employer incentives; tax credits, and more…
OWC Office of Workforce Competitiveness:
Workforce initiatives, grant development, project administration, workforce policy…

Veterans Services

Veterans Services:
Helping veterans transfer skills and
begin new careers


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