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Report paints bleak portrait on CT jobs recovery, wages

Despite lower unemployment, the economic recovery has left behind many, in particular people of color, young workers, those paid low wages, and many with low levels of education.

CT loses jobs in Oct., but unemployment rate falls to 5.1%

For the second straight month, Connecticut has shown a net loss in jobs. Unemployment, though, is down from adjusted Aug. 2015 numbers.

Janitorial contract negotiations commence

With a Dec. 31 deadline approaching, contract talks opened today for hundreds of commercial building cleaners in one of the largest private-sector labor agreements in Hartford.

Millennials don’t want to work in economy driving fields

When it comes to key industries driving the U.S. economy, most Millennials aren’t interested. They would rather work in the arts, technology or education.

Partnership recoups $1M in fraudulent unemployment benefits

A partnership between the state Department of Labor and the Division of Criminal Justice has resulted in more than $1 million in unemployment insurance compensation benefits being recovered.

Hartford mayor-elect names transition team

Hartford mayor-elect Luke Bronin has announced the parameters of his transition process and has established personnel, financial review and audit committees, as well as five policy working groups.

Report: CT ranks 44th in biz tax climate

An annual ranking of state tax burdens on businesses released by the conservative-leaning Tax Foundation ranked Connecticut in the bottom tier of business-friendly states.

TicketNetwork’s Hartford job fair tonight

South Windsor’s TicketNetwork and New Antioch Missionary Baptist Church are sponsoring a hiring fair Tuesday night at the 46-year-old Hartford church to fill TicketNetwork job openings at its...

Lembo pitches alternative pension-funding fix

Comptroller Kevin Lembo Tuesday unveiled an alternative pension-funding proposal that he said can reduce the volatility of future payments to the state pension fund and create a more manageable...

Small business to lawmakers: Let us lead the way

Andrew Markowski |

In a perfect world, the most recent budget issues confronted by the Malloy administration would have already been addressed in this year's legislative session. Unfortunately, even though...

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