Connecticut Saves Week: Workshops at American Job Centers
Focus on Career and Financial Goals; Saving Money
This release was issued jointly with the Department of Labor and UConn Extension.
February 17, 2017
In recognition of Connecticut Saves Week, free workshops will be offered at four of the state’s American Job Centers during the week of February 26. Coordinated through the Connecticut Saves campaign, the workshops will focus on the importance of saving money, strategies to reach career and financial goals, managing credit and reducing debt.
“These workshops are geared toward helping families and individuals take charge of their educational and career goals by providing budgetary guidance and planning that can lead to future success,” said Labor Commissioner Scott D. Jackson. “Whether that plan is saving for a car to get to work, or the money to pay for tuition and books, the end goal is improving economic security and employment opportunities for our residents.”
“Connecticut Saves Week is a great time to evaluate your finances, take some time to look over your family budget, and focus on your financial goals,” said Banking Commissioner Jorge Perez. “Managing your debt and rebuilding your credit is no simple task, but can be done with time and hard work. It can be your first step in saving toward your financial security.”
Workshops will be offered at the following American Job Centers:
February 28 – 9 to 11 a.m. at the Hamden American Job Center, 37 Marne Street
February 28 – 1 to 3 p.m. at the Bridgeport American Job Center, 2 Lafayette Square (GPS users: 350 Fairfield Avenue)
March 2 – 9 to 11 a.m. at the Waterbury American Job Center, 249 Thomaston Ave.
March 2 – 1 to 3 p.m. at the Hartford American Job Center, 3580 Main Street
Bridgeport American Job Center: (203) 455-2700
Waterbury American Job Center: (203) 437-3380
Hartford American Job Center: (860) 256-3700
As part of the campaign, people will be asked to take the Connecticut Saves Pledge online and commit to saving regularly for a personal or family goal. Information about the campaign and special events can be found by visiting www.connecticutsaves.org.