Labor Matters Newsletter – December 2017

Commissioner’s Message

As chair of the CT Retirement Security Authority, I’ve had the opportunity to work with the Authority in developing a retirement savings plan for private sector employers that do not have one for their employees. Certainly this can help our state’s workforce better prepare for the future, but the task is complex, so the January 1, 2018 the implementation date has been deferred. Regrettably, misinformation is causing employers to think they must purchase retirement savings products by January. While I hope this message helps get out the word, at the same time, the process has been an interesting journey. I invite you to visit CRSA’s New Webpage to follow our progress.

“I want to tell you how very glad I am to have been invited to attend today’s Reemployment and Eligibility Assessment meeting. It was very informative. I was impressed with all the services/training the Connecticut Department Labor and the American Job Center have to offer an unemployed individual. You also listened to
my situation and gave some helpful advice. Keep up the great service! You have
an exceptional team.

News You Can Use:

Office of Research Publication to Help with Career Choices

CTDOL Teams Up with Hilton Honors Military Program To Help Vets

Maximum Weekly Unemployment Insurance Benefits


By the Numbers: CT ’s Latest Economic Update

Latest Labor Situation offers jobs data

Employees In the News

DOL Employees Honored as Aspiring Leaders
DOL’s Tracy Andruskiewicz Receives Women in Leadership Awards
Doreen Lebel Honored by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Website of the Month

New site provides overview of employment and unemployment services.

Reaching Out 

The Connecticut Department of Labor’s Jobs First Employment Services (JFES) unit recently led an initiative along with the Department of Social Services (DSS), the Northwest Regional Workforce Development Board, and the state’s refugee resettlement agencies, to help refugees more easily access services available through the JFES program.

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Service Spotlight

New Resource Guide Details Services, Incentives for Employers

A Helping Hand

USDOL Recipient of ESGR Patriot Award
Workers Comp 101 Offers Employer Guidelines

Partnership Success Stories 

CONN-OSHA Teaches Safety to Future Workforce

In the Community 

Career Fair Connects Jobseekers with Employers
Comcast Newsmakers program: Veterans  Services
Ready to Serve: Stand Down 2017 Helps Vets


A look back: National Apprenticeship Week (Nov.13-17)

Socially Speaking

Apprenticeship Representative Owen Golding is noted in a recent tweet…

Follow CTDOL on Twitter!

“CTDOL representative Mr. Golding signing up a @BTECHVAC 2nd year student for his HVAC apprenticeship. Congrats & let the journey begin!!!”

Final Words

“Thank you for pushing me to not give up on school. I want you to know that I completed high school and my medical receptionist terminology, and I think that

I am going to college next semester. I started working on it already. Thank you

very much for not giving up on me.


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