A Guide to Your Rights
& Responsibilities When Claiming Unemployment Benefits in Connecticut
At Your Local American Job Center
Department of Labor office located at your local American Job Center, job
seekers can learn to create a résumé, brush up on interview and networking
skills, develop an education program to launch a new career, find solid job
leads, and get the tools, information and support they need to conduct their own
job search or make a career change.
statewide, we bring job seekers together with potential employers through
easy access to a wide variety of job and career information services.
individuals for employment by gathering important information about skills,
education, background and employment history. Counseling, testing or job
training may be appropriate before referral to jobs.
We also have
representatives who assist military veterans, persons with disabilities, youth,
older workers and others with special needs. The Federal Bonding program may be
able to assist ex-offenders and individuals with other problems who may have
difficulty in finding a job because employers will not or cannot hire without
some assurance or protection against possible loss.
The Career Centers feature these services:
and registration for workshops are available on our Web site at
www.ctdol.state.ct.us or contact the center nearest you.
Department of Labor Web Site
www.ctdol.state.ct.us offers a wealth of information and services to
assist in the job search. Some of the highlights include Connecticut's
Job Bank, Job & Career ConneCTion and Labor Market Information.
There are over 1 million job
openings posted throughout the country, state and your community. This
computerized network links state employment service offices nationwide to
provide job seekers with the largest pool of active job opportunities
available. Job seekers can search jobs representing all types of work, from
management to clerical sales, from professional and technical to blue collar.
also an electronic résumé service for job seekers and employers. Job seekers
enter their résumés online and employers search the résumés for qualified
candidates. Features include:
job search information
Hot links to
other job-related Web sites
standardized résumé format
confidentiality of information
other local services and information
Job Scout -
automatically notifies you by e-mail whenever a job that matches your skills
is listed on America's Job Bank
Job & Career ConneCTion
most comprehensive source of local information on jobs and careers in
Connecticut. Features include:
number of job openings and projected growth rate of occupations
of over 800 occupations including education, training and licensing
information on over 140,000 Connecticut employers, including maps to their
local services: child care, transportation, health care and housing
education, training and financial aid information
www.ctdol.state.ct.us for more information on:
Public computers are available
at our centers and
libraries statewide. Our goal is to assist you
in obtaining employment as soon as possible.
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