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DOL: NOVEMBER IS CAREER DEVELOPMENT MONTH

Posted on November 4, 2022


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In recognition of Career Development Month, the Connecticut Department of Labor (CTDOL) is highlighting the many career and employment services available at the agency and through its workforce partners. The Connecticut Department of Labor has a wide variety of online and in-person resources to assist job seekers at every career level. Assistance is free and open to the public.

AMERICAN JOB CENTERS & CTHIRES

There are 19 American Job Centers throughout Connecticut that provide a combination of in-person and virtual services for job seekers, as well as recruitment and training assistance for employers. Last year, CTDOL American Job Centers provided more than 80,000 services including job search strategies for workers looking for employment; training workshops to help workers improve their skills; and individualized career assistance for military veterans transitioning to civilian life.

CTHires, the state’s job bank, is a comprehensive platform that allows registered job seekers to search for jobs by industry, location, salary, and other categories. Registered users can also have job notifications sent directly to their inbox to keep track of new jobs that are posted. Additionally, CTHires has career tools to help workers analyze their skills, identify any gaps, and make recommendations for training programs to help employees develop throughout their careers.

American Job Center assistance and registration and employer recruitment through CTHires are always free and open to the public. Job seekers should beware of employers who require fees for applications or training. Vetted employer recruitment events are posted on the CTDOL job fair page and on CTHires.

APPRENTICESHIPS

The CTDOL Office of Apprenticeship Training is the state’s only federally authorized entity for apprenticeship programs. Apprenticeship Training has nearly 1,800 active employers and 6,700 apprentices currently enrolled in Registered Apprenticeships across all industry sectors including healthcare, manufacturing, trades, software development, landscaping, and others. Depending upon the occupational market, apprenticeships may take 1-4 years to complete, at the end of which the apprentice is certified and ready to take any licensing exams.

The Connecticut Department of Labor recommends following @CTHires on social media for the latest job postings and recruitment events.

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