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100 99ers on tap for training

The Workplace is enlisting companies to hire 100 area residents who have exhausted their unemployment benefits.

Insurance exec to lead DECD

Gov. Malloy wants a longtime insurance executive to lead an overhaul of Connecticut’s economic agency.

Training 101

Gov. Dannel M. Malloy’s nominee as labor commissioner received a welcome reception at the Connecticut General Assembly – despite his admittedly thin credentials in workforce training.

In brief

News and notes from around Fairfield County.

Think tanks starts up in Bridgeport

The Comeback America Initiative, based in Bridgeport, seeks to bring attention to the nation’s economic peril.

Minnesota a model for college governance

The governor wants to govern Connecticut colleges the same way as Minnesota.

Worker development at crossroads

The governor bypassed work-force development experts in favor of a union boss at the helm of the department of labor.

Business news and notes from around Fairfield County and Connecticut.

Native computer pioneer dies Perhaps Fairfield County’s greatest export to the computer age died on Feb. 6, after Digital Equipment Corp. founder Kenneth H. Olsen...

Interior industry solidifies

Big building projects have been hit hard; less so design jobs.

Training wheels in motion?

Training budgets were flat in 2010 but could be rebounding.

People’s United: New Jersey next?

People’s United’s CEO broached the possibility of expanding into New Jersey via an acquisition.