The Department is committed to protecting and promoting the interests of Connecticut workers


The mission of the Connecticut Department of Labor (CTDOL) is to protect Connecticut’s workers from labor law violations and promote global economic competitiveness through strengthening the state’s workforce. CTDOL collaborates with business and industry leaders on Registered Apprenticeship programs and other workforce pipeline initiatives, and conducts U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics research including collecting, analyzing, and disseminating workforce data.

Commissioner Danté Bartolomeo inside an office.

Danté Bartolomeo, Commissioner

Danté Bartolomeo joined the Connecticut Department of Labor in January 2019 as a deputy commissioner and was appointed Commissioner in 2021 by Governor Ned Lamont.

Previously, she was elected to serve two terms as state senator for the 13th senatorial district of Cheshire, Meriden, Middlefield, Middletown, and Rockfall, during which she was the co-chair of the Higher Education and Employment Advancement Committee...

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