BUSINESS ENGAGEMENT – Supporting the Success of Your Business

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Now Offering SHRM PDCs

The CT Department of Labor is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP® recertification activities. 

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The CT Department of Labor Business Engagement Unit is dedicated to the businesses and employees that support our communities. Partner with our team of Business Services Specialists to ensure your workforce has the skills, talent, and flexibility to enable your success. Our Business Services Specialists can help address your talent needs, recruit/hire, train/retrain, downsize/close, or recommend customized services to address your workforce-related demands. Through our network of locally-based partner programs, your business can access essential tools, benefits, and solutions for a competitive edge.

Business Services Specialists can provide:

  • Customized recruitment events specific to your job openings and promotion of events through our network. Recruitment events can be held in the American Job Center offices or other locations
  • Access and assistance with CTHires - The CT State Job Bank for job postings and resume screening
  • Referrals to resources and programs to support your business needs
  • Layoff aversion and downsizing support through Shared Work and Rapid Response programs


Business Engagement Team 

Put your company on a path to greater success.

Upcoming Recruitment Events 

View and sign up to receive email notifications of local employer recruitment events.


Post jobs and search the profiles of talented job seekers.

Workforce Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) 

Receive a tax credit by investing in job seekers who face barriers to employment.

Untapped Talent Pools 

Fill your Job Openings, Bridge the Skills Gap, and Promote Diversity.

Manufacturing training funds 

Apply for a grant to train your current workers.

Shared Work 

Keep talented workers while reducing their hours during downturns.

Rapid Response 

Help your laid off workers file for unemployment and find a new job.

Employer Seminars and Mailing List 

Sign up to receive email notifications of upcoming business seminars, workshops and conferences.

Full service American Job Center locations

New Haven

*Unemployment services unavailable. 

560 Ella T. Grasso Blvd.,
New Haven, CT 06519