by Barth Keck | May 11, 2018 4:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Economic Development | Workforce Development | The Economy | Manufacturing Sector | Education | Jobs | Manufacturing | Opinion | State Budget | Farmington
I have to admit I’m somewhat surprised by the difficulties currently facing Connecticut’s community colleges. As a high school teacher for 27 years, I’ve seen many students choose one of the state’s 12 community colleges to further their education. Besides convenience and affordability, these colleges offer a variety of programs for direct entry into a competitive job market or into a baccalaureate program at a four-year institution.
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by Christine Stuart | Nov 27, 2017 5:30am
Posted to: Business | Economic Development | Workforce Development | The Economy | State Budget
HARTFORD, CT — At least one Wall Street rating agency is worried about Connecticut’s newly projected revenue shortfall.
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by Christine Stuart | Nov 21, 2017 11:10am
Posted to: Business | Economic Development | Workforce Development | The Economy | Manufacturing Sector
HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut businesses are reporting a mixed outlook for their firms, according to a survey released Monday by the Connecticut Business & Industry Association.
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by Peter Urban | Nov 13, 2017 2:08pm
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Equality | Jobs | Manufacturing | Manufacturing Sector | Workforce Development
Representative Elizabeth Esty teamed up with California Republican Steve Knight last week on legislation aimed at attracting more girls to consider careers in the aerospace industry.
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by Cara Rosner | Sep 8, 2017 1:32pm
Posted to: Business | Economic Development | Workforce Development | The Economy | Labor | State Budget | Taxes
HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut businesses are “holding steady” — keeping a cautious eye on legislative priorities and the unresolved state budget — according to a survey released today.
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by Barth Keck | Aug 4, 2017 4:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Business | Federal Budget | Opinion | State Budget | Manufacturing Sector | Workforce Development
Connecticut jumped 10 spots in CNBC’s “Top States for Business” rankings earlier this summer, due in large measure to the quality of the workforce and educational system.
Good news, for sure. However, almost half of the respondents to a 2016 Connecticut Business & Industry survey said that a “lack of skilled workers” poses a considerable challenge.
So what gives?
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by Jack Kramer | Jul 18, 2017 4:29am
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Courts | Jobs | Law Enforcement | Poverty | Public Safety | State Budget | Criminal Justice | Mental Health Care | Workforce Development
HARTFORD, CT — Life On Parole, a documentary that takes an inside look at Connecticut’s efforts to change the parole system and reduce the number of people returning to prison, will air on CPTV at 10 p.m. tonight.
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by Christine Stuart | Apr 5, 2017 12:28pm
Posted to: Business | Economic Development | Workforce Development | Equality | State Capitol
HARTFORD, CT — House Democratic leadership shelved plans Wednesday to run a bill that would prohibit employers from asking prospective employees about their salary history.
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by Christine Stuart | Dec 14, 2016 5:30am
Posted to: Business | Economic Development | Workforce Development | The Economy | Energy | Federal Budget | State Budget
General Electric’s decision to move its headquarters to Boston may have just been the most visible sign that Connecticut failed to lay the groundwork for a 21st century economy, but a University of Connecticut professor says there were plenty of other missed opportunities over the past two decades.
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