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The sites listed below are only some of the resources available to you as you make decisions about careers. They provide information on occupations, education and training programs and institutions, financial aid, School-to-Career initiatives and related topics. These are sites that we have found to be particularly helpful or interesting.
Explore Careers
JCC Flyer(pdf)
Connecticut Job & Career ConneCTion
A stop-by-step guide to the world of work - choosing an occupation, finding appropriate education and training, and finding the right job.

Find Training
ETC Flyer(pdf)
Connecticut Education & Training ConneCTion
Find schools and training providers in your area that offer the program or course you are interested in or those that will prepare you for the your chosen occupation.

Find Employers State of Connecticut Employer Search
Search for Connecticut Employers by industry, geography, occupation or company name. Find the largest companies in Connecticut or search all by region, WIA, or town. Click on a company name to view more information about that employer. This employer information is provided by InfoGroup®.
Connecticut Occupational Employment & Wages Connecticut Occupational Employment & Wages
Covered employment provides a quarterly count of all employees covered by Unemployment Insurance. It provides more industry and geographic detail than the CES data, but it is not as current.
Connecticut Employment Projections: 2016 - 2026 Connecticut Employment Projections
As a planning tool, this data will help assess how technology and growth will continue to affect our industrial make-up and the types of careers in demand over the next decade. By doing so, employment and training specialists, counselors, students, and others who need information on future employment will have the tools necessary to make informed career choices.

State of Connecticut Economic Scorecards Connecticut Economic Scorecards
Taken together, this group of economic indicators presents an overall picture of the current conditions in the Connecticut labor market, business climate, consumer sector and the current/future overall. Charts, trends, year-to-year changes and data for twenty-four econcomic indicators from 2000 to current.
Connecticut careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Connecticut Careers in STEM
Research careers in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.
Connecticut JobCentral CTHIRES
Find a job! Make your resume available to leading U.S. employers. Schedule Job Search Agents to search for new matches automatically on the schedule you desire at Connecticut's Job Bank!
Connecticut’s Reemployment Portal Connecticut’s Reemployment Portal
Job hunting requires some creative thinking. CT’s Reemployment Portal helps you think about occupations and find jobs that match your skills and experience.

Higher Education/Legislative Report Card Higher Education/Legislative Report Card
Demographic profile and employment outcomes of Connecticut’s higher education graduates..
Connecticut Training and Education Planning System Training and Education Planning System
Designed to aid the analysis and discussion of the demand and supply of talent in Connecticut’s workforce. It is intended to help identify where there may be skill shortages or surpluses in the labor market, and thereby guide investments in education and training programs by program planners and administrators, as well as by individuals considering career options.

Connecticut Job Fairs Connecticut Job Fairs
Since 1997, the Connecticut Department of Labor has been a leading producer of job fairs in Connecticut. Whether you are an employer in need of workers to fill new or vacant positions, or an individual unemployed, underemployed, seeking a new career, or just entering the workforce, we have something special to offer you. Approximately twelve fairs are held yearly throughout the state.
Connecticut Career Posters Connecticut Career Posters
Colorful, at-a-glance illustrations of job journeys in each of Connecticut's 16 career clusters. Each poster includes information on some of CT's in demand occupations within each career cluster, grouped by level of education or training required and average annual wage.
Connecticut Learns & Works Conference Connecticut Career Resource Network
This annual spring conference is jointly sponsored by the Connecticut Career Resource Network(CCRN), CT Learns (State Department of Education's School-to-Career initiative) and CT Works (Connecticut Department of Labor). The audience for this conference is career development specialists, counselors, teachers and others. Workshops usually cover such topics as workforce development, career development, employment trends and the use of labor market information in career decision-making.
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Connecticut Resources on the Web!
The websites included in this section provide information on a variety of topics related to career exploration and career decision-making.
careeronestop logo CareerOneStop is your source for employment information and inspiration, the place to manage your career, your pathway to career success, tools to help job seekers, students, businesses and career professionals. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.

  • National Guard - Describes benefits and responsibilities of joining the U.S. Army National Guard

  • mySkills myFuture - Helps laid-off workers and other career changers explore new careers that may use the skills and experience gained in previous jobs.

  • My Next Move - is an interactive tool for job seekers and students to learn more about their career options. My Next Move has tasks, skills, salary information, and more for over 900 different careers.




  • CT.HIRES - Find a job! Make your resume available to leading U.S. employers. Schedule Job Search Agents to search for new matches automatically on the schedule you desire at Connecticut's Job Bank!

  • CT Government Jobs - The official website(s) for State of CT Government employment openings.

  • US Government Jobs - The official website(s) for Federal Government employment openings.
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Resources for Teachers and Counselors
Connecticut Career Paths Connecticut Career Paths: 2017
Your personal guide to career decision-making. This publication is created to provide you the information about the skills and training to prepare yourself for a successful career in one of over 340 occupations in the state. For each of the occupations included in the Career Table, information is provided on number employed, job openings, education and training requirements and the earning potential for your chosen field. The publication also contains tips on résumé design basics, job interviews, avoiding employment scams, and using CTHires and other on-line tools to continue your career exploration.
Connecticut’s Manufacturing and Other Middle-skills Jobs Connecticut’s Manufacturing and Other Middle-skills Jobs
The Connecticut Department of Labor’s Office of Research has prepared Connecticut’s Manufacturing and Other Middle-skills Jobs for people who want or need to find work immediately in the field of manufacturing and other middle-skills jobs.
A Look at Connecticut's Entry-Level Occupations A Look at Connecticut's Entry-Level Occupations
The Connecticut Department of Labor’s Office of Research has prepared A Look at Connecticut's Entry-Level Occupations for people who want or need to find work immediately, but don’t know where to start.
Connecticut Information for Workforce Investment Planning Information for Workforce Investment Planning
Contains a variety of data on CT and each of the state’s five WIAs including population and population density, labor force, employment and wages by industry sector, and new housing permits. In addition, detailed information on residents in need of workforce investment services such as high school dropouts, Medicaid recipients, adult probationers, Temporary Family Assistance recipients, and other residents with barriers to employment.
Connecticut Career Posters Connecticut Career Posters
Colorful, at-a-glance illustrations of job journeys in each of CT's 16 career clusters. Each poster includes information on some of Connecticut's in-demand occupations within each career cluster, grouped by level of education or training required and average annual wage.
Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
HWOL measures the number of new, first-time online jobs and jobs reposted from the previous month for over 16,000 Internet job boards, corporate boards and smaller job sites that serve niche markets and smaller geographic areas. The data can be used as a real-time measure of labor demand.
2016-17 Legislative Report Card ~ Connecticut Employment and Training Commission 2016-17 Legislative Report Card ~ Connecticut Employment and Training Commission (2.6M)
The report summarizes the employment and compensation experience of students who graduated from our 18 public colleges during the 2014-15 school year. The report also provides a detailed summary of employment by industry sector and college degree program for the graduates of each system of education and for each individual institution.
Connecticut Career Resource Network Update Connecticut Career Resource Network Update
The CCRN 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.
2015 Legislative Report Card ~ Connecticut Employment and Training Commission 2015 Legislative Report Card ~ Connecticut Employment and Training Commission (4M)
A comprehensive report on employment outcomes for graduates of the public college system. Provides a summary of employment and earnings experience for students who graduated from one of Connecticut’s 18 public colleges in 2013-14, as well as more detailed information on these employed graduates by industry sector, college and degree program.
2014 Legislative Report Card ~ Connecticut Employment and Training Commission 2014 Legislative Report Card ~ Connecticut Employment and Training Commission (3MB)
A comprehensive report on employment outcomes for graduates of the public college system. Provides a summary of employment and earnings experience for students who graduated from one of Connecticut’s 18 public colleges in 2012-13, as well as more detailed information on these employed graduates by industry sector, college and degree program.
2008 Higher Education: Building Connecticut’s Workforce ( 2.4MB) 2008 Higher Education: Building Connecticut’s Workforce (2.4MB)
A comprehensive report on employment outcomes for graduates of the public college system. Provides a summary of employment and earnings experience for students who graduated from one of Connecticut’s 18 public colleges in 2008, as well as more detailed information on these employed graduates by industry sector, college and degree program.
2007 Higher Education: Building Connecticut’s Workforce ( 2.7MB) 2007 Higher Education: Building Connecticut’s Workforce (2.7MB)
The archived report on employment outcomes for graduates of the public college system. Provides a summary of employment and earnings experience for students who graduated from one of Connecticut’s 18 public colleges in 2007, as well as more detailed information on these employed graduates by industry sector, college and degree program.
2006 Higher Education: Building Connecticut’s Workforce ( 3,200KB) 2006 Higher Education: Building Connecticut’s Workforce (3,200KB)
The archived report on employment outcomes for graduates of the public college system. Provides a summary of employment and earnings experience for students who graduated from one of Connecticut’s 18 public colleges in 2006, as well as more detailed information on these employed graduates by industry sector, college and degree program.
2004 Higher Education: Building Connecticut’s Workforce ( 3,840KB) 2004 Higher Education: Building Connecticut’s Workforce (3.8MB)
The archived report summarizes employment and earnings results for students who graduated from one of the State’s 18 public colleges in 2004, and provides more detailed information on these employed graduates by industry sector, college and degree program.
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