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Health care lessons learned from the pandemic

Bucello noted that “over 40% of U.S, employees do not feel that quality mental health care is easy to find.”

Connecticut’s infrastructure conundrum persists amid renewed focus

"People think we just have cash rain down us in Hartford," said Boughton.

CBIA chief urges the legislature to focus on labor and affordability...

"We need to make it more affordable for businesses," DiPentima said.

Lamont offers $24B budget, says ‘state is better off than it...

He claimed he was making the biggest infrastructure investments since the Eisenhower years.

Lamont proposes $336 million in tax cuts

CBIA chief Chris DiPentima said the proposals were not enough.

Manufacturing poised for progress – but where are the workers?

Sikorsky is an exception to the workforce dilemma, according to its president, Paul Lemmo; the Stratford firm hired about 1,000 people last year and has added another 600 so far in 2021.

90% of manufacturers struggling with filling workforce needs in otherwise sunny...

Of those surveyed, 40% expect Connecticut’s economy to grow (compared with just 10% last year), and 58% expect national growth (32%).

CBIA: Growing labor shortage, high taxes main barriers for CT businesses

According to the group's latest survey, 80% of employers report difficulty finding and retaining employees and 35% say the labor shortage is the greatest obstacle to growth.

Connecticut added 3,500 jobs in June

The unemployment rate dipped from 8.1% in May to 7.9% in June.

CT Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund to be reinvigorated at last

The reforms are estimated to save the unemployment fund $84.25 million annually while generating $130.9 million in new annual revenues. 

CT business groups, GOP leaders unite in opposition to proposed $50M...

“Instead of adding on more taxes, lawmakers should instead look towards policies that will help local businesses thrive," said CBIA President and CEO Chris DiPentima.

Public option health insurance plan fails to gain traction again

“This is a missed opportunity that will have real-life consequences for the small employers in our state," said State Comptroller Kevin Lembo.

Connecticut added 500 jobs in April

The state's 8.1% unemployment rate was greater than the 6.1% national rate.

Fed exec sounds mostly positive notes at CBIA event; Pitney Bowes...

“Months of dislocation are always opportunities,” declared Pitney President and CEO Marc Lautenbach about the pandemic.

As debate over weed legalization continues, employers advised to revisit workplace...

It won’t be “Smoke ‘em if you got ‘em” at many businesses.