State of CT Jobs Introduction
If you are searching for State of CT Jobs, here are some facts taken from Wikipedia: CT is located in the Northeast region of the United States. Its’ largest cities by population are Bridgeport, Hartford, New Haven and Stamford. As of January 2010, the states’ unemployment rate is 9%. You can apply directly for positions at the State of CT Department of Administrative Services’ website, specific state agency websites, or you can search for all jobs in Connecticut on our Job Board. Some of the employers who are hiring right now are IBM, Masonicare, Comphealth, GE, Deloitte, Travelers Insurance, Hartford Hospital, McIntyre Group, Boehringer Ingelhein, Sikorsky, Medical Connections, UBS Financial Services, United Technologies, Hartford, Air force and Yale University. Yale is one of the biggest employers in CT. It has helped start many growing biotechnology employers as well.
State of CT Jobs That Are in Demand
As a searcher for State of CT jobs, you probably want to know where the openings are and will be. The Connecticut Dept. of Labor statistics show that job titles with the largest openings through 2016 are cashiers, retail salespersons, waiters, registered nurses and customer service reps with customer service reps and RN’s considered to be hot jobs in demand. Largest jumps in growth through 2016 are in the sectors for commercial pilots, network systems and data communications analysts, computer software engineers and veterinary technologist jobs, however the annual openings are not that many compared to cashiers and retail salespersons. The green economy will need to fill jobs for customer service, general managers, truck drivers, electricians, carpenters, shipping clerks, plumbers, sales reps, machinists, and industrial engineers. As of February, Labor Statistics Supervisor, Salvatore DiPillo believes that despite further job losses in February, the small decrease in unemployment claims point to the economy recovering slowly.
State of CT Jobs and the Recovery Act
The federal recovery website shows the results of reports that each state is mandated to submit regarding funds received to date, funds used and jobs created. As of December 2009, Connecticut reported that they used stimulus dollars to fund or save approximately 6,943 jobs; the largest amount of jobs was reported by the Department of Education. Money was allocated via grants to school districts, school boards, colleges, and public schools. The recipient that received the most dollars is the CT Department of Transportation, with an award over $369 million to start projects in bridge, road and railroad repair. According to an article on FoxBusiness.com in March 2010, 36 highway construction projects are underway or completed. The projects supported 5,523 jobs. 87 more projects are being considered. Other top recipients of stimulus dollars are Yale, City of New Haven and The Metropolitan District. It is important to remember that just a third of stimulus dollars have been received thus far and we should expect projects and jobs to be created over the next several years.
In the video below, Senators discuss job creation in CT.