Employers: Network with
business leaders, employment experts,
workforce development professionals, and
attend informative panels and workshops at
the May 3
Business CT 2017 conference.
Hire One: Give Someone Hire One: Give
Someone With a Criminal Record a Second
April 27 employer conference
ways to help individuals involved in the
criminal justice system find employment.
Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act
(WIOA) Partner RFP
The CT State Dept. of Education is seeking
written proposals to increase the capacity
of CT’s eligible providers
to deliver educational and support services to
adult learners in CT's five workforce
development areas. Under WIOA, the Adult
Education and Family Literacy Act has
expanded to include assisting adults
transition to postsecondary education and
training, and formalizes the role of
adult education in assisting English
language learners to acquire skills for
succeeding in the 21st-century economy.
January 1, 2017, the Connecticut minimum
wage will be $10.10 per
hour. For further Wage and Workplace
Standard information click
Jackson’s recent overview on Demand Driven
Workforce Development Initiatives can be
time and avoid the phone when filing your
new UI claim or reopening your existing UI
claim! You can now file online by visiting
www.FileCTUI.com and clicking on the
File Your Unemployment Claim button.
October 2, 2016, the maximum Unemployment
Insurance benefit rate for new claims is
$616 per week. For more information
Fair Chance Employment Law goes
into effect 1/1/17. It prevents employers
from requiring employees/prospective
employees to disclose any criminal history
on initial employment
applications. Exceptions are if an employer
is required to do so under applicable state
or federal laws, or the position requires a
security or fidelity bond, or equivalent.
Upon enactment, call CTDOL at 860-263-6791
if you believe the law has been violated.
agency’s Legislation 2016 summary outlines
legislation affecting the Labor Department.
The summary can be found
Residents interested in working for an
eastern CT manufacturer but lacking
experience or training can
here to learn about the Eastern CT
Manufacturing Pipeline Initiative, a free
training program providing the skills to
become a trades worker! Military veterans
encouraged to apply.
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
financial assistance to Connecticut
manufacturers that have a Registered
Click here to apply or for information.
for additional training for your current
workforce? CT’s new Incumbent Worker Training Program can provide your company
with up to $100,000 in matching funds.
Click here to
apply or for information.