Category: Business

Connecticut Department of Labor updates on unemployment applications, trust fund numbers, and American Job Centers

WETHERSFIELD, CT – Connecticut Department of Labor (CTDOL) Commissioner Kurt Westby today released updates on unemployment applications numbers, the unemployment Trust Fund, and the status of the state’s American Job Centers. Commissioner Westby said, “The Consumer Contact Center has greatly improved how customers access unemployment assistance—last week, customer representatives handled more than 23,000 cases. I’m…

Lamont allocates $15 million from coronavirus relief fund toward innovative workforce programs Connecticut workers to in-demand jobs

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Friday announced that he is allocating $15 million from the state’s Coronavirus Relief Fund, which utilizes federal CARES Act money, to fund innovative workforce programs that will provide job training to more than 1,000 displaced workers in the state and connect them to high-growth, in-demand jobs. “This pandemic…

Bridgeport Mayor Ganim, SMBE Director Gee Remind Local Business Owners of Emergency Relief Funds Currently Available

Bridgeport, CT – Mayor Ganim, Small & Minority Business Enterprise Director Fred Gee remind local business owners that there are still resources available to provide emergency relief to businesses impacted by COVID-19; such as Emergency Injury Disaster Loans. Emergency Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) of up to $150,000 are available to business owners via the Small…

Norwalk Receives AAA Ratings

“Triple A” bond rating awarded with stable financial outlook despite global COVID-19 pandemic Norwalk, CT – Norwalk Mayor Harry Rilling announced today that the City of Norwalk received confirmation that the three major rating agencies, Moody’s Investors Service, S&P Global Ratings, and Fitch Ratings each have reaffirmed the city’s “Triple A” bond rating with a…

Webster Bank Donates $25,000 Disaster Relief Grant to American Red Cross

WATERBURY, CT – Webster Bank on Wednesday announced it is donating $25,000 to the American Red Cross to support disaster recovery efforts in the wake of Tropical Storm Isaias. This donation will assist American Red Cross chapters throughout Webster’s footprint as they assist families and communities with recovery efforts. This donation will also provide necessary…

Lamont announces launch of business.ct.gov

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Wednesday announced the launch of business.ct.gov – an online, one-stop-shop where entrepreneurs can easily find information and quickly create a checklist with everything required to start up or manage their business in Connecticut. The online service will make it easier to do business in the state, support small…