Employment

American Job Centers – Program: Ex-offender reentry workshop

Description: American Job Centers offer job finding assistance to ex-offenders; American Job Centers in Bridgeport and Hartford also offer workshops for ex-offenders that are designed to assist them in their efforts to re-enter society and the workforce. Workshops focus on education and training; job search and networking techniques; resume preparation and job applications; effective job interviewing techniques; how to handle employer felony questions; and special employment programs for ex-offenders.

Contact: www.ctdol.state.ct.us/ContactInfo/CTWorks/Directory.htm 

 

AMERICAN JOB CENTERS – PROGRAM: Job Finding Assistance: Youth/Young Adult 

Place:  249 Thomaston Avenue, Waterbury, CT 06702

Contact: 203-437-3294 Veterans Services Voice: 203-437-3380, www.ctdol.state.ct.us/ContactInfo/CTWorks/WTBY_Info.htm

 

AMERICAN JOB CENTERS – PROGRAM: Resume Critiques: All Groups 

Place:  249 Thomaston Avenue, Waterbury, CT 06702

Contact: 203-437-3294 Veterans Services Voice: 203-437-3380, www.ctdol.state.ct.us/ContactInfo/CTWorks/WTBY_Info.htm 

 

CONNECTICUT REENTRY COLLABORATIVE – PROGRAM: Connecticut’s Reentry Community Online Resource Website 

Website: www.ctreentry.org 

 

GOODWILL OF WESTERN AND NORTHERN CONNECTICUT – PROGRAM: Career Center 

Place:  943 Wolcott Street, Waterbury, CT 06705

Contact:  203-596-1216, www.gwct.org 

 

HIRING OUR HEROES – PROGRAM: Job Fairs for Veterans and Transitioning Service Members 

Place: United States Chamber of Commerce Foundation, 1615 H Street NW,  Washington, DC 20062

Contact: 202-463-5807 

 

JOHN J. DRISCOLL UNITED LABOR AGENCY – PROGRAM: Job Finding Assistance/Prejob Guidance 

Place:  83 Prospect Street, Waterbury, CT 06702 

Contact: 203-755-8745 Website: www.ctula.org 

 
 
Place: 173 Interstate Lane, Waterbury, CT 06705
 
Contact: 203-574-8285 Website: www.mascttc.com 

 

NORTHWEST REGIONAL WORKFORCE INVESTMENT BOARD

Description: The Northwest Construction Careers Initiative, strives to reach out to Waterbury residents in the interest of recruiting individuals for career opportunities in the construction building trades. The system brings together community-based organizations, direct-services providers such as the American Job Center in Waterbury, the local school system, the building trades and other community groups to achieve specific goals.WCCI, which operates as a program within the Northwest Regional WIB, also administers the City of Waterbury’s Good Job Ordinance- a local hire ordinance that requires publicly-funded construction contractors and construction-related projects to employ a certain percentage of Waterbury residents on project crews. Orientations are each Thursday on Zoom. You do not need to RSVP, but you are expected to join the meeting around 10 AM.

Date: Thursdays at 10 AM 

Location: Virtual — Zoom ID: 917-8652-7332

Contact: Larry Devito larry.devito@nrwib.org

 

OPPORTUNITIES INDUSTRIALIZATION CENTER OF GREATER WATERBURY – PROGRAM: Job Finding Assistance/Prejob Guidance 

Place: 77-79 Bishop Street, Waterbury, CT 06704

Contact: 203-756-7987 Website: www.waterburyoic.org 

 

P.R.I.D.E. Program

Description: Entrepreneurial training and support program for returning citizens into the community include inmates, released inmates and people with a criminal background. Program provides a 10 week course that covers legal, accounting, banking, insurance and business plan expertise to assist individuals wanting to start their own business. A mentor is assigned after the program is completed to help guide the individual to get their business on track. Training programs are held at several locations: 1) Waterbury-77-79 Bishop Street, 2)Hartford- Hartford City Hall/room 100, 3) Bridgeport- Bridgeport City Hall/Conference room C, 4) Bridgeport- 480 Bond Street  

Contact: 203-767-4090