Divisions and Units
CTDOL Building

Putting Policies to Work for You

Divisions and units within the Department of Labor provide programs, services, and resources that help workers and employers thrive. Our goal is to strengthen Connecticut’s workforce and our state's economy.
UNEMPLOYMENT

Employment Security Appeals 

This autonomous, quasi-judicial agency hears and decides appeals to unemployment insurance decisions.

Unemployment Insurance Benefits 

Weekly payments support workers who have been laid off and meet other eligibility requirements.

Unemployment Insurance Tax 

Learn how amounts are calculated and make your payment.

Unemployed Workers’ Advocate 

The Office of the Unemployed Workers’ Advocate helps filers understand the UI and Appeals processes and reduces barriers to benefits.

Job Support

American Job Centers 

Helps job seekers find jobs and employers find workers.

Apprenticeships 

Companies provide apprenticeships so participants can earn while they learn.

Job First Employment Services 

Helps people gain skills they need to get and grow in a meaningful job

Job Seeker Services 

Creates and supports state and federal programs that help job seekers & employers.

Office of Research 

Conducts research to evaluate the state's economy, support workforce development, and help students and job seekers.

Trade Adjustment Assistance 

Works on behalf of the U.S. Department of Labor to help workers get skills, credentials, resources, and support for finding a new job.
Workplace

CONN-OSHA 

Helps make workplaces safe and healthy by supporting and enforcing CT occupational safety and health regulations that protect state and municipal employees.

Wage and Workplace Standards 

Interprets and applies laws that govern the relationship between Connecticut employers and their employees.

Business Services 

Supports your registered Connecticut business by helping you use a wide range of state programs and services.

Rapid Response 

Responds to large layoffs and plant closings by helping employers and their affected workers.

Workplace Innovation Opportunity Act 

Aligns job training and other services for job seekers to the needs of local employers.

Communications 

Communicates news and information from the CT Department of Labor to the general public.

Labor Relations 

Helps employers and employees resolve differences, safeguards employees’ rights to organize, and more.

Labor Relations 

The Board helps employers and employees resolve disputes.