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CT’s 3Q personal income up 3.6%

Connecticut residents’ personal income continued to accelerate in the third quarter, according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.

Survey: Employers giving extra paid time off for holidays

More employers are giving extra paid time off this holiday season, partly because Christmas falls on a Thursday, according to a survey by Bloomberg BNA.

4.6K more CT jobs added in November

Connecticut's economy added 4,600 jobs in November, setting a new high-water mark for the state's post-recession jobs recovery, state labor authorities say.

Prudential names Retirement Solutions boss

Prudential Retirement, which has its insurance and annuity operations in Hartford, said it has promoted James McInnes to head its defined benefit and contribution business, Total Retirement Solutions.

CT employers face highest unemployment tax in U.S.

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Connecticut employers will be hit with the highest unemployment insurance tax in the country next month as the state continues to repay interest on federal loans taken out five years ago to cover...

NRG solar hosting Middletown job fair Wednesday

NRG Home Solar will host a job fair on Wednesday at its Middletown office to fill more than 75 new positions as part of its anticipated business from solar installations.

Hartford companies respond to employee work-life balance demands

Sheena Butler-Young |

To hire and retain top talent, Greater Hartford companies are creating and implementing unique strategies and policies that cater to an increasingly diversified workforce.

BLS: New England added nearly 175K jobs in past year

New England's unemployment rate was 5.9 percent in October, down from 7.1 percent a year ago, as the number of people employed in the region increased by 174,900, according to the U.S. Bureau of...

Aerospace training program aims to create jobs for Hartford’s homeless

Sheena Butler-Young |

In an attempt to help Connecticut manufacturers cope with a skilled-labor shortage, a Hartford nonprofit and Windsor-based staffing agency have developed a new program to train homeless residents for...

Chenevert leaving with $325M in UTC stock

Louis Chenevert, who shocked the corporate community by abrupting resigning as CEO and chairman of United Technologies on Monday, will depart the company owning at least $325 million of its stock.

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