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Notice regarding Form 1099G for 2016 unemployment benefits filers: Beginning January 2017, we have gone paperless, with printable electronic copies now available online. Please click here for details.  

Aviso sobre el Formulario 1099G para los solicitantes de beneficios de desempleo del 2016: A partir de enero del 2017, no usamos papel, las copias electrónicas  ya están disponibles en línea para imprimirlas. Por favor haga clic aquí para más detalles.


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NewEmployers: 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 Chance. Free April 27 employer conference looks at 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.
  • NewEffective January 1, 2017, the Connecticut minimum wage will be $10.10 per hour. For further Wage and Workplace Standard information click here.

    NewCommissioner Jackson’s recent overview on Demand Driven Workforce Development Initiatives can be found here.

    Save 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.  

    NewEffective October 2, 2016, the maximum Unemployment Insurance benefit rate for new claims is $616 per week. For more information Click here.

    NewThe 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. 

    NewThe agency’s Legislation 2016 summary outlines legislation affecting the Labor Department. The summary can be found here.

    NewResidents interested in working for an eastern CT manufacturer but lacking experience or training can Click 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 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 $100,000 in matching funds. Click here to apply or for information.

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