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Hire, Train, and Retain Employees

Hiring and retaining talented workers can sometimes feel like a complicated process. Connecticut has a variety of resources to help you hire, train, and retain your workforce.

Hire Employees

Hire & Train Workers

Learn more about CTHires. The site offers recruiting, hiring, and training support for your business.

Skills-Based Hiring

Learn how to effectively identify and target qualified applicants. Visit the CT Department of Labor to learn more.


Develop high-quality workers by setting up an apprenticeship program. Learn about apprenticeship programs in Connecticut.

Finding Diverse Talent

Finding potential candidates in this tight labor market is challenging for most businesses. Take a fresh approach to your recruitment practices and tap into a more extensive and diverse group of potential candidates to fill your job postings.
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Workforce Development Boards

Regional workforce development boards are a key resource in every community that finds and trains local talent.

Training Your Employees

Explore Training Requirements

Explore Training Opportunities

Find out what training opportunities are available to your employees.
Training Services for Employers

Training Services for Employers

Create an employer account in CTHires to find suitable training or educational programs for your employees.
Employee Development

Self-Paced Training for Employees

Connecticut residents are eligible for Metrix Learning licenses, providing 180 days of free and unlimited access to more than 5,000 online Skillsoft courses aligned to the needs of Connecticut employers.
State Universities

State Universities

Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU) offers a mix of two and four year institutions, online and in person programs, and 17 locations across the state.

Retaining Your Workforce

Prevent Layoffs 

Connecticut Department of Labor’s Shared Work Program helps businesses prevent layoffs by allowing them to temporarily reduce employee hours and use partial unemployment benefits to supplement lost wages. Visit the CT Department of Labor to learn more.

Rapid Response Assistance 

The Rapid Response Unit at CT Department of Labor responds to large layoffs and plant closings by helping affected workers find a new job as quickly as possible. Visit the Rapid Response Unit to learn more.

Employee Assistance

Employee Assistance

Supporting Your Employees

Explore a variety of supportive services that your employees can benefit from.
  • Child Care 
    Explore the broad array of child care resources Connecticut has to offer employers.
  • Transportation 
    CTrides is here to help Connecticut employers seamlessly reap the financial, environmental, and productivity benefits that come when your employees drive alone to work a little less.
  • Healthcare 
    AccessHealth CT is Connecticut's group health insurance marketplace for small businesses.

High Opportunity Employees

Foreign Labor 

The CT Department of Labor outlines the process and forms to apply for foreign labor certification.

Immigrants and Refugees 

The CT Department of Labor provides resources for employers who are looking to hire immigrants, asylum seekers, and refugees.

Persons with Disabilities 

Understand the benefits of hiring individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Neurodiverse Workforce 

The UConn Center for Neurodiversity and Employment Innovation offers employment resources for those with neurological differences.

Supported Services 

The Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) supports employment resources and services for prospective employees from the CTDMHAS.

Justice-Involved Persons 

The CT Department of Labor provides resources for employers who are looking to hire previously incarcerated people.


Veterans have in-demand skills and represent untapped talent for workplaces.

Employment of Minors 

The CT Department of Labor provides information on child labor laws. Learn about the regulations on CT state child labor laws.