The Bureau of Labor Statistics summed up all the state jobs reports today, and it shows Connecticut was one of only nine states that added enough jobs in April that the agency’s economists are confident the growth is more than just noise in the data.
While 30 states added jobs in April, in 21, the [...]
Connecticut’s employers hired briskly in April, as both private companies and government employers added positions, for a combined total of 6,300 new jobs.
The release Thursday from the state Department of Labor was an encouraging report, said economist Pete Gioia, with the Connecticut Business and Industry Association. But he said the state needs to add [...]
This week, another 390 people who used to work at Pfizer offices in Groton learned they can qualify for extended unemployment benefits and college tuition or other training programs because the federal government has verified that their jobs were moved overseas. The Trade Adjustment Assistance program will also pay for some relocation expenses if job [...]
Economists at the Federal Reserve ran a study to isolate how much the shrinking labor force has to do with demographic changes — fewer high school and college students working part-time jobs, and Baby Boomers reaching retirement age — and how much is the economy.
They looked at how bad job losses were in [...]
From 2001 to 2011, through one mild recession and one huge one, union workers maintained their wage edge compared to all other workers.
A recent Bureau of Labor Statistics Analysis shows that the average union worker in March 2011 earned $23.02 hourly, or nearly $48,000 a year, and the average non-union worker earned $19.51 hourly, [...]
Tab Retail Remodeling will interview candidates from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at the Hamden CT Works, 37 Marne St.
The company is looking for people who will shelve goods, wait on customers and clean, with days and nights available. Over 18, no criminal records. The company asks that candidates “work with a sense of [...]
Cannondale, a bicycle manufacturer, is expanding its Connecticut workforce by about 50 percent over the next four years, my colleague Ken Gosselin reports.
The state is lending $3 million to Cannondale, two-thirds of which is forgivable if the company adds 75 people over four years.
The state will borrow the money by issuing bonds [...]
My colleague Brian Dowling is writing about downsizing at Pratt. Here’s his story:
The likelihood of layoffs at Pratt & Whitney is high, according to a company email sent Friday to alert salaried workers of a new round of buyouts.
In the email, obtained by The Courant, Pratt & Whitney President David P. Hess said [...]
An industry trade magazine has a forecast that both business and leisure bookings will be strong at U.S. hotels this summer. The accompanying article only quotes hotel properties in Florida, California, Nevada and the Midwest, but if it’s true in New England, it could help restore hours and lead to hiring in this state.
Dorie Clark, who has consulted for Yale, Google and others, got a master’s degree in theological studies, and then saw her dream of becoming a professor squashed by getting rejected by all the PhD programs she applied to.
Clark wrote on Harvard Business Review about how others with master’s and PhDs in Classics, South American [...]
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