Labor MarketVital Information for Connecticut Employers and Jobseekers
In partnership with numerous community agencies and local chief elected officials, The WorkPlace has developed a comprehensive four-year plan for the Southwest Connecticut Regional Workforce Development Area. The plan has adopted overarching goals which align with the state plan to serve the needs of job seekers and employers in our area.
The Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) is in the business of growing your business.
DECD is the state’s lead agency for the development and implementation of policies, strategies and programs that support business growth and innovation. The department offers a wide range of programs and services to help companies prosper in Connecticut.
Programs for Employers & Employer/Employee Services:
Recruitment & training assistance, tax credits, Step Up initiatives, Labor Relations/ Mediation & Arbitration services and more. Learn More
CTHires (Connecticut Helping Individuals and Employers Reach Employment Success) is the Connecticut Department of Labor’s new comprehensive workforce development system designed to provide integrated services via the Internet to individuals and employers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Learn More
Labor Market Information:
Jobs data, economic forecasts, career info, workforce analysis. Learn More
Wage Laws and Workplace Safety:
Protecting our workforce, wage recovery, CONN-OSHA, helping employers comply with laws Learn More.
Job Search Tips
Job seekers need to be aggressive in following up all job leads because employers are not going to call you when hundreds and thousands of other job seekers are applying for the same position. Choose a follow-up method by phone or email and get moving toward a more successful job search!
Only a small percentage of job seekers find employment through online applications! It is vital that you use strategic approach to your job search, such as identifying and researching target companies for cultural fit, and growth potential! Use a job log to document your efforts and stay organized.
You must be able to market your brand with a keyword rich resume, by understanding the job/ and company mission! This must be paired with a well written letter of interest or cover letter, which addresses employer’s needs and how your expertise makes you the right person for the job.