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State of Connecticut - Business & Employment Changes Announced in the News Media
  Business & Employment Changes Announced in the News Media - State of Connecticut Last Updated: April 28, 2017
This publication lists start-ups, expansions, staff reductions, and layoffs reported by the media, both current and future. The report provides company name, the number of workers involved, date of the action, the principal product or service of the company, a brief synopsis of the action, and the source and date of the media article.
Startups and Expansions in April 2017Startups and Expansions in April 2017:
  • The Hartford training new apprentices for jobs - The Hartford has launched an apprenticeship program to prepare students for careers in the property and casualty insurance industry, and aims to hire 200 of those apprentices by 2020. Connecticut Department of Labor is a partner. The program is registered with the U.S. Department of Labor, which provides tuition assistance for participating students through its American Apprenticeship Grant Initiative.
  • Amazon will hire more than 30,000 part-time workers over the next year. - The company said Thursday that 25,000 of the jobs will be in warehouses and 5,000 in customer service. Part-time employees who work at least 20 hours per week receive benefits, including a program that pays most of the tuition for courses in "high-demand fields."

Layoffs and Staff Reductions in November2016Layoffs and Staff Reductions in April 2017:

  • Gymboree Considering Bankruptcy - Children's clothing retailer Gymboree Corporation is reportedly considering to file for bankruptcy. The retailer operates about 1,300 stores, and has not posted an annual profit since 2011, with losses totaling more than $800 million. Among its area stores are outlets in Danbury, Stamford and Trumbull in Fairfield County, and in Scarsdale and White Plains in Westchester. No information is available on how many Connecticut employees will be affected.

In Department NewsIn Department News:

  • Connecticut Learns & Works Conference - An annual conference for educators, counselors, employment and training specialists, and business persons interested in career and workforce development issues. Friday, May 12, 2017, 8:30 A.M. - 3:00 P.M. at Sheraton Hartford South Hotel 100 Capital Boulevard, Rocky Hill, CT 06067. Registration Fee: $95. For more information, please visit: ctlearnsandworks.com

  • The Connecticut Labor Department's Office of Research releases monthly information on available job postings from the Conference Board's Help Wanted OnLine (HWOL) index. The most recent month of data, total postings in Connecticut was 70,137 in March 2017, down 668 from a month before and up 5,372 from March 2016.. Additional HWOL information can be found at www1.ctdol.state.ct.us/lmi/HWOL.asp
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