Monday, July 20, 2020
Governor Lamont Launches State Workforce Development Unit Focused on Building the Nation's Strongest Talent-To-Jobs Pipeline

HARTFORD, CT -- Governor Ned Lamont today announced the creation of the Connecticut Workforce Development Unit – a state office that will be responsible for developing workforce policy, utilizing data to set a vision for the workforce pipeline, and coordinating the state’s workforce ecosystem around a common strategy and set of goals.

Friday, June 12, 2020
Connecticut teams up with Indeed on back-to-work initiative

HARTFORD, CT -- Connecticut has teamed with employment search engine Indeed to create a state-specific online portal to link those who have lost jobs during the coronavirus pandemic with employers as the economy reopens. Gov. Ned Lamont said Thursday the portal is the first of its kind in the country and part of a new program called the CT Back to Work Initiative, which also will include an online job fair and online job training programs for the approximately 610,000 state residents who have filed for unemployment during the pandemic.

Monday, May 4, 2020
Governor Lamont Announces Statewide Launch of Free Online Job Training Program for Unemployment Claimants

HARTFORD, CT -- Governor Ned Lamont today announced the statewide expansion of a program that will make free online learning licenses available to recipients of unemployment insurance, including those who have been impacted by the economic fallout of the COVID-19 public health crisis. The SkillUp CT program will significantly expand access to comprehensive online course work from a leading global provider for thousands of Connecticut residents. The program will be funded by the Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority (CHEFA) under an existing grant to the state’s five regional workforce boards.