Labor MarketVital Information for Connecticut Employers and Jobseekers
Where work pays: How does where you live matter for your earnings?
Educational and occupational choices matter for your earnings, but where you work matters, too. Employment opportunities and wages in some occupations vary substantially from state to state, county to county, and city to city. Click here to use the interactive page to compare your median earnings to the national average. For the full article by Brookings, click here.
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.
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
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Job Search Tips
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.
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!
Most job seekers have a salary expectation based on their last title and salary. Keep in mind how long it took to reach that number in the past and how long you have been out of work. Start by using sites like Payscale.com to research average pay by industry, level of experience and education. Rather than give your number, ask about the range set by the employer, as well as the overall compensation package for non-cash perks that might bridge the gap.