Employment

EMERGE Connecticut, Inc.

Description: EMERGE provides paid, part-time employment and training in construction, landscaping, and property management for those 18 and up returning home from incarceration on parole, probation, or in work release programs.  In addition to part time work, crew members engage in programs, coaching, and supportive services designed to end the pattern of recidivism.  Sign up for our next orientation to get started by calling (203) 562-0171.  Check us out at emergect.net

Contact: (203) 562-0171

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APT VOCATIONAL SERVICES

Description: Provides specialized vocational rehabilitation to individuals with substance abuse and/or mental health issues. Only requirement: clients must be enrolled in a program of recovery. Services include vocational assessment/counseling, case management, life skills/goal-setting groups, educational placements, and more.

Place: 495 Congress Ave, New Haven, CT

Contact: 203-781-4670, www.aptfoundation.org

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CT BUREAU OF REHABILITATION SERVICES

Description: The Bureau of Rehabilitation Services provides vocational rehab services to assist CT residents with significant disabilities to find and keep employment.

Place: 414 Chapel St, Suite 301, New Haven, CT

Contact: 203-974-3000, www.ct.gov/brs

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CT DEPT OF LABOR

Description: Provides information on jobs and a tax credit that employers can receive for hiring people with criminal convictions.

Place: 200 Folly Brook Blvd, Wethersfield, CT

Contact: 860-263-6505, www.ctodol.state.ct.us

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CT DEPT OF LABOR – HAMDEN JOB CENTER

Description: One of the fourteen CT Works Career Centers around the state that offer services to job seekers including job search, resume writing assistance and critiquing, skills assessments, etc.

Place: 37 Marne St, Hamden, CT

Contact: 203-859-3200, www.ct.gov/doI

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CONSTRUCTION WORKFORCE INITIATIVE

Description: Trains New Haven residents in carpentry, painting, electrical work, plumbing and other construction trade skills. Participants are given a weekly stipend during training and receive assistance finding employment after they have completed the program.

Place: 59 Elm Street, New Haven, CT

Contact: 203-776-2777

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EASTER SEALS GOODWILL – COMMUNITY REENTRY SERVICES

Description: Job Training and job placement assistance program for ex-offenders returning to New Haven. Includes job readiness training, job dev/job placement assistance, a temp paid employment program, job retention supports, and case management services.

Place: 95 Hamilton St., New Haven, Ct

Contact: 203-772-6602, www.ctgoodwill.org

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EMPLOYMENT CENTER AT SCIENCE PARK

Description: Collaboration of the Contractors Alliance, Literacy Volunteers, and other organizations to provide tutoring, training, and placement support to enhance jobs in New Haven.

Place: 4 Science Park, New Haven, CT

Contact: 203-909-6963

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EMPOWERING PEOPLE FOR SUCCESS (CATHOLIC CHARITIES)

Description: A statewide welfare to work initiative of the CT Council of Family Service Agencies, designed to help recipients of Temporary Family Assistance (TFA) achieve self reliance and healthy independence through intensive, solution-focused case management and care coordination.

Place: 478 Orange St, New Haven, CT

Contact: 203-787-2207, ww.ccaoh.org

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FEDERAL BONDING PROGRAM/OPERATIONAL SUPPORT UNIT

Description: Provides fidelity bonding insurance coverage to individuals with criminal histories and other high-risk job applicants who are qualified, but fail to get jobs because their backgrounds disqualify them from regular commercial bonding.

Place: 200 Folly Brook Blvd, Wethersfield, CT

Contact: 860-263-6735

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POST-RELEASE ENTRY PROGRAM (PREP) BIRMINGHAM GROUP HEALTH SERVICES

Description: Provides employment and skills development as well as substance abuse, mental health, case management, financial management, financial management, and transportation.

Place: 435 East Main St, Ansonia, CT

Contact: 203-736-2601

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STRIVE – NEW HAVEN

Description: A three week, 105-hour workshop to better prepare people to market themselves, close the deal at the interview, and successfully transition back to work.

Place: 746 Chapel St, Suite 301, New Haven, CT

Contact: 203-777-1720

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CT APPRENTICESHIP SYSTEM

Description: Administers Apprenticeship programs publishes a list of all apprenticeship sponsors. contact sponsors directly to learn more details. See list here.

Contact: 860-263-6085, http://ctdol.state.ct.us/progsupt/appren/appren.htm

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UNION BUILDING TRADES APPRENTICESHIP COORDINATORS

Description: Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee (JATC) programs offer apprenticeships in trades that may lead to full-time union employment. Contact individual program about applying.

Contact: http://jatdcc.org/

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WORKERS ACHIEVING GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT (WAGE)

Description: Progressive vocational program serving those with severe and persistent mental illness and/or substance abuse.

Place: 55 Church St, Suite 404, New Haven, CT

Contact: 203-764-8440, jennifer.kelly@yale.edu

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WORKFORCE ALLIANCE

Description: Links formerly-incarcerated individuals with employment training and support services.

Place: 560 Ella T. Grasso Blvd, New Haven, CT

Contact: 203-867-4030