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November 20, 2014

State Adds Jobs In October

by Hugh McQuaid | November 20, 2014 11:51am

Labor Department The state added around 3,600 jobs in October while the unemployment rate held steady at 6.4 percent, according to a report released Thursday by the Labor Department.

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November 18, 2014

Study: Early Childcare Workers Aren’t Adequately Compensated

by Christine Stuart | November 18, 2014 12:30pm

Christine Stuart photo Twenty-five years after the first National Child Care Staffing Study, a new study found that not much has changed.

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November 17, 2014

United Way Says 35 Percent of Connecticut’s Households Are Struggling

by Christine Stuart | November 17, 2014 5:30am

A new report from the United Way found that about 35 percent of Connecticut households struggle to afford the basic necessities.

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November 12, 2014

Policymakers Look At Two-Generational Approach

by Christine Stuart | November 12, 2014 3:49pm

For the past 50 years the War on Poverty has taken two separate paths. One focuses money on programs for low-income children, and the other focuses money on programs to train low-income adults in the workforce.

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November 10, 2014

Survey: Northwest Connecticut Businesses Are Growing, But Have No Plans To Add To Workforce

by Cara Rosner | November 10, 2014 10:00am

nwctchamberofcommerce.org/ Most business leaders in northwest Connecticut expect to see increased sales or profits at their companies next year, but many have no plans to grow their workforces amid the gains, according to a new survey.

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October 27, 2014

Latinos Refuse To Be Ignored

by Christine Stuart | October 27, 2014 3:00pm

Christine Stuart photo Members of the Latino community gathered at the state Capitol last week to let the three gubernatorial candidates know they represent 14 percent of the state’s population and will not be ignored.

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October 24, 2014

Unions Continue To Express Concerns Over Hospital Conversions

by Cara Rosner | October 24, 2014 11:49am

New Haven Register file photo A senior official at the Dallas-based corporation trying to buy community hospitals in Bristol, Vernon, Manchester and Waterbury says privatizing them is the best way to keep them viable, but employee representatives have major concerns about the potential buyouts. 

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October 20, 2014

Sept. Job Gains Are Good News For Malloy

by Christine Stuart | October 20, 2014 10:35am

Christine Stuart photo (Updated 2:56 p.m.) The last statewide jobs report before the Nov. 4 election was good news for Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. The report issued by the Connecticut Department of Labor showed that the state added 11,500 nonfarm jobs in September.

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October 14, 2014

Foley Faces Questions About Past Business Holdings

by Christine Stuart and Hugh McQuaid | October 14, 2014 4:42pm

Christine Stuart photo Tom Foley’s day in Rocky Hill didn’t go as planned. During a campaign stop, he faced new union-busting allegations over his record at a Pennsylvania manufacturing company. Meanwhile, the national AFL-CIO head appeared elsewhere in town to verbally attack him.

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October 13, 2014

Officials Seek Comment on Creation of State-Sponsored Retirement Account

by Christine Stuart | October 13, 2014 11:24am

State officials are seeking public comment regarding the feasibility of a state-sponsored retirement plan for all private sector employees.

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