CT Department of Labor, Partner of the American Job Center Network
The American Job Center (AJC) system provides universal access to a variety of labor exchange services such as job search assistance, job referral, and placement assistance for job seekers; reemployment services to unemployment insurance claimants; labor market information; an electronic job bank in CTHires (www.cthires.com); and recruitment services to employers with job openings. Other services include resume preparation assistance; job seeker assessment of skill levels, abilities and aptitudes; career guidance and counseling; job search workshops; referrals to training; and access to career center resources such as computers, resume paper, a copier and fax machine. Job seekers who are veterans receive priority referral to jobs and training as well as special employment services and assistance to address significant barriers to employment. The AJCs also provide specialized attention and service to individuals with disabilities, migrant and seasonal farmworkers, ex-offenders, youth, and older workers.
2 Lafayette Square, (GPS – 350 Fairfield Avenue), Bridgeport, CT 06604 / (203) 455-2700
37 Marne Street, Hamden, CT 06514 / (203) 859-3200
3580 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06120 / (860) 256-3700
601 Norwich New London Turnpike, Suite 1, Uncasville, CT 06382 / (860) 848-5200
249 Thomaston Avenue, Waterbury, CT 06702 / (203) 437-3380
Link to Affiliate American Job Centers: (Statewide Services)
Nationally certified training in the precision parts manufacturing area of Computerized Numeric Control (CNC). Twelve week course which consists of 60 hours of Integrated Math, 60 hours of Blue Print Reading and 120 hours of Hands-On Training. Upon completion you will be certified by the National Institute of Metalworker Skills (NIMS) as a CNC Machinist.
173 Interstate Lane, Waterbury, CT 06705
(203) 574-8285 (Statewide Services)
John J. Driscoll United Labor Agency, Inc.
We offer a comprehensive range of free services designed to assist those seeking employment, including: basic computer classes; open computer lab/career center; job search skills, workshops and individual assistance; information, advocacy and referrals.
Waterbury Office – 83 Prospect Street, Waterbury, CT 06702
(203) 755-8745 (Statewide Services)
Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services
410 Capitol Avenue, 4th Floor, Hartford, CT 06134
(860) 418-6732 (Statewide Services)
Connecticut Department of Labor
The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a Federal tax credit available to employers for hiring individuals from certain target groups who have faced significant barriers to employment. The regulations are set by the IRS and the U.S. Department of Labor and are administered by Connecticut Department of Labor (CTDOL).
200 Folly Brook Boulevard, Wethersfield, CT 06109
(860) 263-6060 (Statewide Services)
Department of Rehabilitation Services
Our programs, policies and practices are designed to promote employment, independence, equal access and self-sufficiency for people with disabilities. We strive to be a resource for information and technical assistance for other stakeholders in Connecticut as well.
55 Farmington Avenue, Hartford, CT 06117
(860) 424-5973 (Statewide Services)
Hartford/New Haven &Tolland Counties Services
Career Resources Inc. – STRIVE
STRIVE Hartford Program is supporting the youth for Job Readiness using positive youth development. We are available as alternative placement instead of incarceration. STRIVE Hartford seeks youth between 18-24 that have had some contact with the criminal or juvenile justice systems. We offer assistance for those who desire to finish high school, earn GED, or receive vocational training and certification, while learning valuable job skills used in the real world. STRIVE Future Leaders provide a multitude of ACE Community Service Learning Projects involving our youth wanting to give back to their community. All of our participants will continue to receive on-going Case Management follow up services in the retention phase.
STRIVE-CT has truly taken on a statewide effort to change the perpetual cycle of poverty/re-incarceration for our most disadvantaged populations in the following ways: Sponsoring clothing drives within each of the major regions/cities of CT; Providing an adopt-a-school model to launch a new train-the-trainer curriculum for middle school parents; National Day of Service, providing food sponsored by CRI for a back to school cookout/ book bag giveaway.
350 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604
(203) 610-8677 / (215) 718-6398 (Fairfield County, Hartford County, New Haven County)
Chrysalis Center, Inc.
ESN program provides training and employment services to individuals on parole in Greater Hartford. Career Pathways provides training and employment services to individuals that reside in the northern half of the City of Hartford, regardless of criminal history. WIOA program provides training and employment services to 18 – 24 year old individuals that live in Hartford County and that have ever experiences mental illness or any mental health symptoms (sadness, anxiety, etc.). Recovery and Empowerment Center is a voluntary day reporting program with a wide variety of groups, training, clubs, activities, employment assistance, and much more for individuals with an axis 1 mental health diagnosis, regardless of criminal history. Other programs may be available, please contact our main number (860) 263-4400 and be screened for eligibility for program assistance you are seeking.
255 Homestead Avenue, Hartford, CT 06132
(860) 263-4400 (Hartford County)
Best Chance Program (Capital Workforce Partners)
Job Training/Job Placement for Former Offenders
20 Sargeant Street, 3rd Floor, Hartford, CT 06106
(860) 899-3454 (Hartford County)
Employment services to assist individuals with mental illness and criminal justice involvement to get and keep a job in the competitive marketplace.
441 Elm Street, New Haven, CT 06511
(203) 401-4227 (New Haven County)
Free to Succeed Program
American Job Center, Two year employment retention program for those with felony or misdemeanor offenses, offering career coaching for career advancement, referrals to other agencies, and assistance with the Certificate of Employability and Pardon process.
3580 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06120
(860) 656-2595 (Hartford & Tolland Counties)
Goodwill of Western and Northern Connecticut
Goodwill Career Centers help put people to work through a personalized, one-on-one approach. Our Career Center coaches will assist you with preparing for, finding and landing the job you want! All services offered are FREE of charge. We have a classroom where interviews, information sessions or presentations can be conducted. We also have 24 computers which can be utilized for completing applications online or printing resumes.
315 New Park Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106
(860) 856-2301 (Hartford County)
Kuhn Employment Opportunities Inc.
DMHAS funded Supported Employment Services for individuals.
Rushford – 883 Paddock Avenue, Meriden, CT 06450
(203) 630-5265 (New Haven County)
Job training and jobs for the formerly incarcerated in the recycling/reuse industry.
74-1 Park Road, West Hartford, CT 06119
(860) 570-1390 (Hartford County)