- New Chick-fil-A Restaurant Opening in West Hartford Now Hiring - The new Chick-fil-A will host its grand opening on Feb. 9 at 509 New Park Avenue. The new location will employ 90 full and part-time employees. Employees will also be eligible for Chick-fil-A’s new scholarship initiative.
- Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary HomeServices of America is acquiring Houlihan Lawrence - a Rye Brook, N.Y.-based luxury real estate brokerage firm with multiple offices in southwestern Connecticut. HomeServices now has about 29,500 real estate professionals in 570 offices in 28 states.
- The Labor Department offers recruitment events in many of the American Job Center offices. For a listing of employers that are conducting interviews
at local American Job Center offices, please visit: www.ctdol.state.ct.us/ajc/pos-recruit.html
- Hartford Projects 200 Teacher Layoffs Under Most Likely Budget - The district eliminated more than 230 full-time positions for the current budget, including several dozen teachers. The schools' 2017-18 spending plan is expected to be presented in April.
- Cypress Grill in Middletown to close after 80 years - The family-owned business is closing its doors after 80 years at the end of February as the owners retire.
- Effective January 1, 2017, the Connecticut minimum wage is $10.10 per hour.
- The maximum Unemployment Insurance benefit rate for new claims is $616 per week. Save time when filing new UI claim or reopening existing UI claim by filing online. Visit www.FileCTUI.com and click on the File Your Unemployment Claim button.
- 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 68,660 in December 2016, down 3,353 from a month before and down 4,651 from December 2015. Additional HWOL information can be found at www1.ctdol.state.ct.us/lmi/HWOL.asp