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Connecticut Department of Labor offices will be closed Monday, January 21 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Those needing to file a new claim or re-open an existing claim, weekly claim, or wishing to perform an account inquiry can visit www.FileCTUI.com. As banks and other financial institutions may also observe the holiday, benefit payments may be delayed.

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Are you a federal employee working in CT, considered essential and working, but not getting paid during the shutdown? If you are ineligible for unemployment benefits, this new program can help pay the bills. Read more here.  

As of Jan. 1, 2019, CT employers are prohibited from inquiring about prospective employees' wage or salary histories. Read more here.

Filing your taxes? The 2018 Statement of Unemployment Compensation Payments (1099G) is now available. Learn More  

If you are a federal employee affected by the government shutdown and your current job is in CT, you may be eligible to file for unemployment in this state. See guidelines here

Filing a first-time unemployment claim? We are experiencing a high volume of claim activity this month and offer these Tips for Filing Unemployment Insurance During Peak Season to help you receive your benefits as quickly as possible.

Request for Qualifications: Connecticut Public Act 18-178 Apprenticeship Connecticut Initiative Request for Qualifications is now available. The deadline for initial responses has been extended to January 18, 2019 by 5:00pm.
*Update (12/24/18):
RFQ document and Answers to Questions have been updated. Click here for RFQ instructions and documents.

Following the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in Janus v. AFSCME Council 31 on the rights and duties of CT public-sector employers and employees, the Attorney General’s office has issued this guidance: Guidance on Janus v. AFSCME

Looking for employment or unemployment help? Our new webpage, www.JobCenterCT.com provides direct links to help with UI claims, job search, hiring events and more.  

Check out CT’s new Employer Resource Card | 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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