Through your local American Job Center East offices, all job seekers in Eastern Connecticut have free access to information, free staff guidance, and free employment and training services. Get started with us today and jump-start your job, training and career search.

Numerous resources are available to assist you with your job search. Connecticut's Workforce Development system, in partnership with the Department of Labor and area Workforce Development Boards, provides a comprehensive job search system at CT Hires. You may also access the local American Job Centers where you will find multiple resources to get you started, provide guidance, and connect you to employment and training opportunities specific to your local job market. 

Attend a Workshop

Find a workshop to attend, and sign up online, by visiting CT Hires or by calling a Job Center near you.

For full workshop descriptions and flyers visit the Eastern Connecticut Workforce Investment Board (EWIB) or view our Recruitment Calendar.

We Are Here to Help

Call one of our local offices today for an overview of our services and for personalized recommendations that will help you take the next steps in your job search. Or, join us at a Get Back to Work orientation session to learn how the American Job Centers can help you find employment. To register for a Get Back to Work session, call a local office or register online at CT Hires.

Guidance from a Workforce Advisor 

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act can provide you with personalized career guidance that will help you gain new, in-demand workplace skills and find training opportunities. To learn about and use these career guidance services, join us at a Get Back to Work orientation session. Register today for this workshop by calling your local American Job Center office (listed above) or by visiting CT Hires.

Manufacturing Skills Training

The manufacturing industry is a significant driver in the economy of Eastern Connecticut. The Connecticut Workforce Development System is working to support this industry by building a Manufacturing Skills Pipeline; a training initiative to develop skilled workers for regional employers. The initiative offers short-term classroom training, online training options, and job search assistance for jobseekers who are unemployed or underemployed. The training is designed to fit the specific hiring needs local manufacturers. To pursue this opportunity, visit the Eastern Connecticut Workforce Investment Board’s Manufacturing Pipeline page.