Youth Employment Opportunities

Youth Employment Opportunities

Are you age 14 - 24 and looking for a summer job? How about a year-round job? CTDOL Workforce Development Board partners can help young people explore careers, gain work experience & bring in a paycheck. Plus, the Youth Employment Program provides additional help to young workers including covering transportation and other costs. There is so much opportunity—Connecticut has a job seeker’s market with jobs available across fields and industry sectors. Here’s what you need to know. 

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Legislative Testimony

Legislative Testimony Statutory Reports

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Under 25? Start Your Future Here

Connecticut has a new world of opportunities for a new generation of workers. We can help you succeed while staying near the friends, family, and places you love!
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Be Rewarded for Hiring

The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) rewards you for hiring people who may have faced systemic hiring barriers, including veterans, SNAP recipients, and Summer Youth participants.
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Information for Workers

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Paid and Unpaid Leave Programs

Connecticut provides one of the most comprehensive leave programs in the U.S. by combining job protection and income replacement.
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This program helps selected people return to work faster.

Unemployed Workers’ Advocate

This unit helps filers understand the UI processes and reduces barriers to benefits.


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Jobs for Veterans

Get special services for finding the right civilian job for you.
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CT Department of Labor Warns of Text Scams

CTDOL is warning residents of text scams that include links to fake webpages resembling CTDOL unemployment pages, including the unemployment benefits login page.

Additionally, the agency is reminding residents that receiving a 1099 tax form or a monetary determination letter may indicate that criminals are using your identity to try to claim unemployment benefits. 


Connecticut Labor Market Statistics for February

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