Connecticut Department of Labor - Apprenticeship Training Program

200 Folly Brook Rd, Wethersfield, CT 06109 

Employment Resources

Connecticut Department of Labor - Your Workforce Connection

560 Ella Grasso Blvd, New Haven, CT 06519

Connecticut Department of Labor - VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011

Connecticut Department of Labor - Office of Veterans Workforce Development

200 Folly Brook Rd, Wethersfield, CT 06109

Connecticut Innovations

865 Brook St, Rocky Hill, CT 06067

Connecticut Business and Industry Association

350 Church St, Hartford, CT 06103

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR)

Point of Contact: William P. Carroll

360 Broad St, Hartford, CT 06105

Connect Vets, Inc.

P.O. Box, Libertyville, IL 60048

United States Small Business Administration

Point of Contact: Frank Alvarado

330 Main St, Hartford, CT 06106

Work Vessels for Veterans

Point of Contact: Cathy Cook

260 Elm St, Noank, CT 06340

Veterans, Eligible Dependents, Members of the National Guard and Reserve:

You may be eligible to receive a monthly benefit check from the Department of Veterans Affairs for Apprenticeship or On-the-job Training!

Prepare for your next mission by accessing services you may have earned under the Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW) program and other VA training and career assistance programs. Make your move from military to civilian life a success and get the training you need to thrive in your next career.

The CTWorks system is a partnership of organizations working as a team to promote a universal approach to providing effective workforce assistance to job seekers and businesses. This collaboration of state, regional and local organizations is designed to provide a seamless delivery system of programs and services.

The purpose of the Office for Veterans Workforce Development (OVWD) at the CTDOL is to provide Veterans with resources and services to succeed in the 21st century work force by maximizing their employment opportunities, protecting their employment rights and meeting labor-market demands with qualified Veterans. OVWD has 15 full time staff members and one Director.

Connecticut Innovations provides strategic capital and operational insight to push the frontiers of high-tech industries such as energy, biotechnology, information technology and photonics.

The Connecticut Business & Industry Association (CBIA) is the largest, most representative business organization in the state. Our members include businesses of all sizes from nearly all industries in Connecticut. We are the leading voice at the State Capitol and before regulatory agencies for policies that promote economic growth, a fiscally responsible state government, and a dynamic business climate.

ConnectVETS is a national leader in providing online job search education and career transition resources for transitioning Service Members and Veterans to facilitate Military Talent Acquisition. ConnectVETS was founded to support the men and women who have served our country and has been a Chicago-based organization supporting the men and women who have served our country, by connecting Veterans with private sector employment opportunities since 2007. We are neither affiliated with nor biased toward any political organization or strategy.

If you are a veteran or a service-disabled veteran, there are many opportunities for you and your small business. It is important that you certify your small business as Veteran-Owned or Service Disabled Veteran-Owned so you can take advantage of the resources designed especially for you. Visit our Veteran and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned page to learn about places to receive guidance for your business, financing your business and applying for government contracts. In addition, visit the Veterans Business Outreach Centers page. The SBA has 16 resource centers around the country that provide services such as mentoring, training, business preparation and more, exclusively for veterans.

ESGR, a Department of Defense office, is comprised of dedicated and trained volunteers and staff. We will develop and promote employer support for Guard and Reserve service by advocating relevant initiatives, recognizing outstanding support, increasing awareness of applicable laws, and resolving conflict between employers and service members.