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UTC Employee Scholar Program approaches $1.2B in education spending

Q&A sits down with Amy Liedke, director of talent development for Hartford conglomerate United Technologies Corp., to discuss its extensive employee education programs.

CT unemployment system receives $2.6M

The U.S. Department of Labor has awarded $2.6 million in grants for the Connecticut Department of Labor to upgrade its unemployment insurance computer system and continue fraud prevention.

Greater Hartford’s GDP grew in 2014

The Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford metro area’s gross domestic product grew 2.3 percent from 2013 to 2014, which matched the national average, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis said.

Report: ESPN planning layoffs

Bristol-based sports media giant ESPN is planning to cut between 200 and 300 jobs in the coming months, sports news website The Big Lead reported this week.

Maximum unemployment benefit ticks up

The maximum weekly payment qualifying state residents can receive under the unemployment insurance program will grow slightly next month, the Department of Labor said.

Report: Gender pay gap narrowing in CT

The wage gap between full-time male and female workers in Connecticut got smaller last year, according to the National Partnership for Women and Families.

CT's Aug. jobless rate falls on gains

Connecticut's job-creation engine cranked out 3,200 more in August, pushing the state's jobless rate to a fresh post-recession low, the state says.

Hartford County wages rise below U.S. average

Average weekly wages in Hartford County have increased 1.8 percent in the past year, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said.

New England employee compensation costs on the rise

New England employers spent 6.5 percent more per hour to compensate workers in June compared to a year prior, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Webster sets Sept. 23 Meriden hiring fair

Webster Bank has dozens of full-time job openings that pay $16 to $23 an hour to start, and the Waterbury lender is hosting a Meriden job fair on Sept. 23 to try and fill most of them.

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