HARTFORD, CT -- Lamont signed an executive order creating the Governor’s Workforce Council, an effort to deliver on a campaign promise to bring new methods and energy to workforce development, a buzzword that suggests a holistic approach to what once was called job training. It is tasked with expanding the workforce, then matching supply with significant demand. Hartford Foundation for Public Giving Presidetn Jay Williams was appointed one of twenty-three council members.
NEW HAVEN, CT -- The Connecticut Data Collaborative’s annual gathering will include Census tools demos, policy discussions, a Census 2020 interactive workshop, and more.
HARTFORD, CT -- Eastern Connecticut manufacturing jobs grew four times as fast as the rest of the state between 2015 and 2019, the Connecticut Business & Industry Association is reporting. Two-thirds of all statewide manufacturing job growth during that period took place in the eastern region's 41 communities, ranging from Lyme to Stonington in the south to Union and Thompson in the north.
HARTFORD, CT -- The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving has committed $1 Million to the Debate 2020 Local Organizing Committee to secure the selection of the City of Hartford as a site for the 2020 Presidential Debate.
PUTNAM, CT -- Day Kimball Healthcare will expand a home visiting program through its Family Advocacy Center because of a $616,000 grant from the state’s Office of Early Childhood. The grant will allow DKH to offer services to families in Columbia, Hampton, and Windham through its Nurturing Families Network. It already has programs in 13 other northeastern Connecticut towns.