REFERRAL AND PLACEMENT FAQs
(FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS)
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1. What training is available for me?
The Department of Labor refers
applicants to appropriate training programs and/or
providers, depending upon the needs of the individual and a
variety of eligibility criteria. Some individuals need to
change occupations, while others need to upgrade their
skills to those which are currently needed by today's
employers. Other individuals simply need to enhance their
job seeking skills and are able to participate in a variety
of workshops such as: Fundamentals of Résumé, Writing Job
Search Strategies, Interviewing Strategies and Techniques
2. Do I need to be unemployed
to access Department of Labor employment and training services?
Anyone who is seeking work or employment-related services can
be served by the
Job Centers. Many people who are interested in changing jobs, finding part-time
work, or looking for information on training in order to be able to pursue a
different occupation, access Department of Labor services.
3. How do I know what occupations are currently
in demand in my area?
Department of Labor staff have access to a
variety of labor market information publications which offer
current statistics as well as forecasting information. These
publications also describe what education and/or training is
necessary to pursue different occupations. Additional
information can be found at our
LMI for Job
4. I'm thinking about moving out of this area.
Is there any information available about jobs in other parts of the state
or in other parts of the country?
TJob listings available through
CTDOL’s state job bank are statewide, so it is possible to
inquire about jobs anywhere in Connecticut. The
Exchange (NLX), also available in the
American Job Centers, offers a listing of jobs across the
5. I don't think that my employer treated me
fairly. I think (s)he discriminated against me. Is there anyone I can complain to?
In each of the
American Job Centers
Centers, there is an individual who has been designated as the
Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action representative.
This person will discuss your situation or problem with you and
will then refer you to the appropriate agency to file a formal
complaint, if one is warranted.
6.Can an employer require me to take a drug
test before I am hired?
Yes, Connecticut Statute, Public Act No.
87-551, allows an employer to require prospective new employees
to submit to a urinalysis drug test as part of the application
procedure, provided that the applicant is informed, in writing,
at the time of application, of the employer's intent to conduct
such a test and that the test is conducted in accordance with
7.Do I have to go to work at a company where
there is a strike or labor dispute?
The Department of Labor is prohibited from
assisting employers who are trying to fill openings that are
vacant due to a strike or a labor dispute. However, if there are
positions available at such a company which are not a part of
the dispute, we may take a job order to fill those positions.
You would be informed that a labor dispute existed at the
company, and if you still chose to apply, we would have you sign
a waiver attesting that you knew of the existence of the dispute.
8. How do I find
employment with the State of Connecticut?
Many State of Connecticut positions require
passing either an entry level or a job-specific examination. The
State of Connecticut Department of Administrative Services is
responsible for announcing examinations for positions with the
State of Connecticut. It posts current exam announcements as
well as non-exam positions on the
of Administrative Services Web Site, and provides links
directly to "Other Agency Employment Opportunities".
Individuals who are interested in State employment may want to
contact the agencies for whom they would like to work, and
inquire what the application method is for any position of
interest if that information does not appear on the agency web
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State of Connecticut