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Allstate looks to CT market expansion

Allstate Insurance Co. said it hopes to recuit 40 agency owners and insurance salespeople in Connecticut over the next year.

Manufacturers still down on Connecticut economy

Despite increasing their sales and employment levels, more than three out of four Connecticut manufacturers rated the state's economic conditions as fair or poor, according to a survey study released...

CT House passes barber apprenticeship bill

Both chambers of Connecticut’s legislature have approved a bill that would allow barbers to be licensed through an apprenticeship, following a vote Monday by house legislators.

Amazon.com ramps up for CT hiring

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Hiring for online retail giant Amazon.com's new Windsor fulfillment facility opening later this year has entered a new phase as it prepares for a likely fall opening.

Aetna launches income-replacement plan

Hartford health insurer Aetna said it has launched a plan for employers who want to incentivize injured, ill or pregnant employees to return to work sooner.

Two employment-related bills pass Senate

The State Senate on Thursday unanimously passed a bill that would give unpaid interns at both private companies and government agencies legal protections from workplace harassment and discrimination.

$1.2M to career-track 180 Hfd. citizens

A trio of nonprofit foundations has donated $1.2 million to the city of Hartford to provide career programming to 180 of the city's young residents, the city says.

Canton mall hosting hiring fair

A dozen retailers and service vendors at Canton’s The Shoppes at Farmington Valley will participate in a late May hiring fair on behalf of a dozen of its retail- and service-vendor tenants.

Report: Fining low-wage employers would create jobs

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While business groups argue that a proposed bill to fine larger low-wage employers would reduce the number of jobs in the state, a report released Wednesday claimed the opposite.

CT keeps low ranking in Conning credit report

A semi-annual ranking of states’ credit quality kept Connecticut in the same spot as it was in November.

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