Business Engagement Team

Business Services Specialists are located in the five Workforce Investment regions. In addition to the Business Services staff, are Local Veterans’ Employment Representatives (LVER) that specialize in assisting employers to hire veterans. If a LVER is not located in your specific region, one of our Business Service Specialists can provide assistance with hiring veterans.

Our Business Services Specialists provide recruitment assistance to help you meet your hiring goals and promote your job openings. We can assist by:

  • Hosting a recruitment event at the American Job Center or location of your choice
  • Informing you of upcoming Job Fairs
  • Distributing job openings through our vast network of job seekers and partner agencies
  • Promoting job openings on Social Media
  • Providing outreach to veterans, persons with disabilities and additional Untapped Talent Pools  

For general questions email

You will be required to create a free employer recruiting account with CTHires, the CT State Job Bank.

To get started, contact a local Business Services Specialist in your area:

Southwest Region (Bridgeport, Derby, Stamford, Norwalk area)
Lori-lynn Chatlos
Bridgeport American Job Center
2 Lafayette Square
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Phone: (203) 455-2601
Fax: (203) 455-2730
South Central Region (Hamden, New Haven, Meriden, Middletown area)
Teresa Husband
Hamden American Job Center
37 Marne Street
Hamden, CT 06514
Phone: (203) 859-3414
Fax: (203) 859-3284
North Central Region (Hartford, New Britain, Bristol, Enfield area)
Donna Smith
Hartford American Job Center
3580 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06120
Phone: (860) 256-3869
Fax: (860) 256-3580
Northwest Region (Waterbury, Danbury, Torrington area) 
Benjamin Clapp
Waterbury American Job Center
249 Thomaston Avenue
Waterbury, CT 06702
Phone: (203) 437-3324
Fax: (203) 437-3290

Eastern Region (Montville, Willimantic, Danielson area)

Mark Fillmore
Montville American Job Center
601 Norwich New London Turnpike, Suite 1
Uncasville, CT 06382
Phone: (860) 848-5251
Fax: (860) 848-5220
Kathleen Cosgrove
Montville American Job Center
601 Norwich New London Turnpike, Suite 1
Uncasville, CT 06382
Phone: (860) 848-5252
Fax: (860) 848-5220
Monica Burgess
200 Folly Brook Boulevard
Wethersfield, CT 06109
Phone: 860-263-6239
Local Veterans Business Representative (LVER)
(LVERs promote the hiring of Veterans to Connecticut Employers)

John Pereira: (860) 256-3522