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Connecticut Department of Public Health partners with nonprofit organization to launch ConnectToCare Jobs Portal for Long-Term Care Workforce

Posted on November 17, 2020 by admin


To address staffing needs and shortages in nursing homes statewide, the Connecticut Department of Public Health announced the launch of the ConnectToCare online portal to match long-term care facilities in the state with hundreds of qualified potential staff. ConnectToCare is a partnership between multiple states and the nonprofit organization Advancing States.

Job seekers eligible to register for ConnectToCare include those qualified for the newly created position of Temporary Nurse Aide, but will

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Connecticut CARES Small Business Grant Program began accepting applications at 8PM Thursday

Posted on November 13, 2020 by admin


The Connecticut CARES Small Business Grant Program began accepting applications from small businesses at 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 12.

The program will provide small businesses and nonprofits that have a 2019 annualized payroll of less than $1.5 million or 20 or fewer employees with a one-time grant of $5,000. All funding will be disbursed by the end of December and will not require repayment.

The grant can be used for rent, payroll, utilities, inventory or complying with the CT Reopen Business

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Payroll Tax Goes Into Effect January 1, 2021

Posted on November 12, 2020 by admin


Beginning January 1, 2021, Connecticut employees will notice another deduction in their paycheck; the result of a new payroll tax created by the passage of Connecticut’s Paid Family and Medical Leave Act. The Act, passed by Democrats in 2019, will be funded by up to a half-percent payroll tax on all Connecticut employees for benefits that will be available beginning January 1, 2022.

The rate will be set by the Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance Authority.

The Act covers all private employers

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