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  State of Connecticut Career Resource Network Update Last Updated: March 2, 2016
The Connecticut Career Resource Network Update is published three times a year by the Department of Labor, Office of Research and the Connecticut Career Resource Network. It provides individuals in the educational and occupational training communities with information on resources and upcoming events. Articles include reviews of new Web sites and books, occupational descriptions, announcements of conferences and job fairs, and other articles of interest.

To receive a free subscription to Connecticut Career Resource Network Update, call Jessy George, Office of Research, at 860-263-6267 or e-mail a request to ccrn@ct.gov.

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Minimum Wage Information - As of January 1st 2016, the minimum wage for Connecticut is $9.60 per hour, and will increase to $10.10 by 2017. In Connecticut, for minors working in agriculture or government, it is 85% of minimum wage ($8.16), and for minors working in other industries, it is 85% ($8.16) for the first 200 hours.

Comprehensive American Job Centers - The American Job Center (AJC) system is a partnership of organizations working as a team to promote a universal approach to providing effective workforce assistance to job seekers and businesses. This collaboration of state, regional and local organizations is designed to provide a seamless delivery system of programs and services.

Updated Connecticut Career Paths for Career Planning, Job Search - The popular Connecticut Career Paths publication, a must-have resource for jobseekers, students and career counselors, has recently been updated. The current edition can be found at www1.ctdol.state.ct.us/lmi/careerpaths.asp.

22nd Annual Connecticut Learns and Works Conference Save the date: Friday, May 13, 2016
Climbing to New Heights - A conference for educators, counselors, employment and training specialists and business persons interested in career and workforce development issues.
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Career Outlook: Self-Employment
What to know to be your own boss What’s the best thing about being self-employed? Angella Luyk, owner of two businesses in Rochester, New York, doesn’t hesitate to answer. "No one can tell me what to do, because I’m the boss," she says. "I’m in charge of my own future."

Long Term Projections 2012-2022
The Connecticut Department of Labor recently released the long term industry and occupational projections for 2012-2022. As Connecticut shakes off the effects of the great recession, demographics are driving demand in some sectors while others are rebounding from dramatic declines.
Long Term Projections 2012-2022


21st Annual Connecticut Learns and Works Conference Save the date: Friday, May 15, 2015
New Opportunities for New Economies - A conference for educators, counselors, employment and training specialists and business persons interested in career and workforce development issues.
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Download Spring 2011 Connecticut Career Resource Network Update Occupational Profile: Actuaries

Featured Connecticut Digest Article: A New Approach to Analyzing the Gender Wage Gap
"Equal Pay Day” takes place on a Tuesday in April (April 12th this year), symbolizing how far into the workweek women must work to earn what men earned the previous week. The gender wage gap is calculated by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS), and is based on data collected through surveys. This article takes a new approach to understanding the gender wage gap using wage records from Connecticut’s Unemployment Insurance (UI) program. The gender wage gap is analyzed by age group and in further detail for select industries, with interesting implications for policy makers.

17th Annual Connecticut Learns and Works Conference
New Opportunities for New Economies - A conference for educators, counselors, employment and training specialists and business persons interested in career and workforce development issues.
Download Fall 2010 Connecticut Career Resource Network Update  Fall 2010 Connecticut Career Resource Network Update Featuring:
Download Fall 2010 Connecticut Career Resource Network Update Mapping out a career: An analysis of geographic concentration of occupations
What you do for a living and where you live have a lot to do with each other. Explore the connection between occupation and location.

Connecticut Job Outlook by Training Level: 2008-2018

Join the Celebration! Career Development Month in Connecticut – November 2010.

Learn about The Real Game see if The Real Game Series makes sense for your school. Follow up training will be offered at a later date.
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Download Spring 2010 Connecticut Career Resource Network Update Thinking about a green career but confused about your options?

Highest-Paying Occupations by Median Hourly Wages for different education levels.

Top 10 Fastest-growing occupations requiring bachelor’s degree or higher, postsecondary training or associate degree, work experience or on-the-job training.

16th Annual Connecticut Learns and Works Conference
The sixteenth annual Connecticut Learns and Works Conference was conducted at Water’s Edge in Westbrook on May 14th, 2010 with over 200 attendees. This year’s conference included popular workshops like Next Generation Virtual Workers, New and Existing Pathways to Emerging Health Careers, Innovative Programs for Youth, Training Programs for Emerging Green Jobs, Employers Investing in Youth, and The Real Games Digital. All workshops were well received.
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