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Vast Web Works to Meet Connecticut's Labor Challenges

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08/27/2018

HARTFORD, CT -- While experts say the Malloy administration has made progress on those workforce goals over the past eight years, challenges remain — a point the governor himself concedes as he enters his final four months in office. While Connecticut's workforce remains highly educated and productive, many industries report difficulties filling positions, including manufacturing, construction, transportation and logistics and health care, to name a few.

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2018 Youth Employment Program to Serve 1,300 Youths

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07/13/2018

HARTFORD, CT -- More than 1,000 youths in Greater Hartford will begin working under a summer career readiness program aimed at training young people for jobs in high-demand sectors. The Capital City contributed $1 million to the program, while the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving provided more than $400,000. The state, its labor unit department and the American Savings Foundation and other groups also provided funding for the workforce program.

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United Way of Western CT To Launch Cora’s Kids, Focus on Early Childhood Development Through Infant and Toddler Childcare

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04/20/2018

DANBURY, CT -- United Way of Western Connecticut (UWWC) will announce the launch of Cora’s Kids, a program to invest $1 million over the next 3-5 years to support new family childcare centers in Danbury at a press event on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 9:00 am at the Danbury Fair Mall Center Court.

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Second Chance Training & Employment Program to be Recognized

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04/10/2018

HARTFORD, CT -- The Second Chance IBEST Program, led by Capital Workforce Partners in partnership with a dozen other agencies, will be holding its Second Annual IBEST Second Chance Recognition Awards Event at the Chrysalis Center in Hartford CT on April 12 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The event will honor Returning Citizens, advocates, employers and other partners who have participated and supported 275 Returning Citizens working to gain employment in the Capitol Region in the past two years.

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Hartford Foundation for Public Giving Donors Raised $100K in Support of Three New Funds

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03/06/2018

HARTFORD, CT -- In May 2017, the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving launched “Spark Funds,” three new current-use funds developed to ignite and more closely engage the community in its strategic work of supporting education, family economic security and vibrant communities.

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