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

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

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.

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.

Fed Reserve exec spins positive picture at CBIA event – but...

“What is the biggest threat to our recovery? Ourselves,” CBIA President and CEO Chris DiPentima declared.

Dems propose new taxes on wealthy; GOP says middle class will...

Gov. Ned Lamont has repeatedly said he will not support new taxes on Connecticut residents, but indicated yesterday that he was willing to discuss the proposals further.

Bipartisan deal reached to restore CT’s depleted unemployment insurance trust fund

"I’m hopeful the spirit of collaboration that led us to this point will fuel additional conversation about action we can take together to create a more competitive business climate," said House Minority Leader Vincent Candelora (R-North Branford).

Business groups urge CT to use fed funds to address $700M-plus...

Employers currently are solely responsible for repaying the $700 million that the state borrowed from the federal government to pay pandemic-related unemployment compensation benefits. With interest, they said, that sum could rise to $1 billion.

Connecticut gained 3,000 jobs during February

The Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk corridor saw the greatest number of job gains last month.

CBIA survey finds most businesses cautiously optimistic about year ahead

Almost a quarter of employers anticipate increasing the size of their workforce over the next six months, while only 11% predict reductions.
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