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Study: CT taxpayer burden second highest in nation

Patricia Daddona |

Connecticut's debt marks it as the next-to-last fiscally sound state in the country, with a burden of $49,000 per taxpayer, according to Chicago-based Truth In Accounting (TIA), a nonprofit dedicated...

Walmart hourly workers in CT earn $1.3M+ in cash bonuses

Patricia Daddona |

Walmart recently awarded $1.3 million in second-quarter cash bonuses to 6,600 hourly employees in Connecticut, the company reported Wednesday.

Survey: Employers eager to offer high-deductible health plans

Patricia Daddona |

Sixty-eight percent of the 178 employers surveyed by the Employers Association of the NorthEast (EANE) are considering high deductible health coverage for their workers in 2017.

Goodwill hosts Hartford career expo Wed.

Goodwill of Western & Northern Connecticut is hosting its Get Hired Hartford career expo Wednesday at the Connecticut Convention Center in downtown Hartford.

CT losing construction employees

Patricia Daddona |

Construction employment in Connecticut has been on the decline this past year, according to the Arlington, Va.-based Associated General Contractors of America (AGCA).

BEA: Hartford metro GDP rises 3 percent in 2015

Patricia Daddona |

The Hartford metro's real gross domestic product (GDP) increased by about 3 percent in 2015, one of 292 metropolitan areas across the country to do so, according to data released Tuesday by the...

CT's Aug. jobless rate dips to 5.6%

Gregory Seay |

Connecticut's unemployment picture brightened more a bit in August, with the addition of 300 jobs, but the downward revision of the previous month's count was more validation of this state's stubborn...

Longtime CT revenue services employee recognized for service

Patricia Daddona |

Ken Gorenstein, a 33-year veteran of Connecticut's Department of Revenue Services, is being honored with its “Service Excellence” award.

CT DOL wins $2.5M grant to expand work with disabled

Patricia Daddona |

The Connecticut Department of Labor (CTDOL) is receiving a $2.5 million federal grant to enhance its ongoing work to promote employment opportunities for people with disabilities.

State will boost unemployment benefit rate on Oct. 2

Patricia Daddona |

Connecticut has increased the unemployment insurance benefit rate to $616 a week for individuals filing as of Oct. 2 or later, state Labor Commissioner Scott D. Jackson said.

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