Connecticut Department of Labor Business Services Consultants can provide the personalized service you need to help your business become more competitive in today's global market. Some services include:
CT.Jobs free automated labor exchange. Access your job listings and job seeker résumés 24/7. Employers may post openings online, set up résumé scouts and manage their own accounts.
Employer Recruitments free office space is available in any of the CT Department of Labor/CTWorks offices across the state. Great for saving time, testing and screening candidates. Contact your local CT DOL Business Services Consultant.
Job Fairs - each year DOL runs professional job fairs all over CT including the "Heroes 4 Hire" job fair for employers seeking to connect with Veterans. Unlike other job fairs that are "profit driven," our main concern is connecting highly skilled and qualified job seekers with employment opportunities that local companies have to offer.
STEP UP Subsidized Training and Employment Program an initiative of the Connecticut Department of Labor and the state's five Workforce Investment Boards. Step Up offers two programs: the Wage Subsidy Program and the Small Manufacturer Training Grant Program. Each program offers employer incentives to hire new employees and create jobs.
Eligible companies, defined as a small business or manufacturer with not more than 100 employees, can apply for one program for each new hire an employer cannot use multiple programs for one new hire.
The program was expanded in June 2012 to include the Unemployed Armed Forces Member Subsidized Training and Employment Program. This program, similar to Wage Subsidy program, is available to eligible employers of any size that hire an unemployed veteran.
Work Opportunity Tax Credit Use this federal tax credit to boost your bottom line! There are no limits on the number of qualified employees you can hire. Minimal paperwork required.
Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) OJT - CT DOL, under the Trade Adjustment Assistance gives businesses funds to provide OJT to TAA-eligible individuals to train them in a skilled occupation. Employers are reimbursed up to 50% of new employee's starting wage to offset training costs. Reimbursements last from two to nine months depending on the complexity of the job and skill level to a maximum of $23,000. Contact your local Business Services Consultant for more information. Business Services Consultant.
Workforce Development Grants (based on funding availability) 50% reimbursement for eligible training project or activity. Eligible training for workers must involve significant change to improve the profitability and global competitiveness of your business. These changes include new innovations, new technologies or new production equipment. Such training may include Lean, Six Sigma and updating ISO 9000. Contact your local CT DOL Business Services Consultant.