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Connecticut ranked second to last in terms of wage growth, with only South Carolina putting up a lower increase, while the state’s 4.1% unemployment rate was above the national figure of 3.9%.
The sector posted 160,600 jobs in July -- up nearly 3% from its low point in June 2014 – but thousands of jobs are going unfilled due to the skilled worker shortage, according to the state Department of Labor.
The pre-apprenticeship program allows students to apply the hours of work and study certified to any aerospace manufacturer.
The governor found fault with a provision that required employers who failed to monitor how much time is spent working for gratuities, and how much for non-tip work, to pay the standard minimum wage for all work.
Even with no large commercial breweries, employment grew from fewer than 15 in the first quarter of 2010 to 780 in December 2018.
"We need to create a state where businesses are growing and investing," said CBIA's Pete Gioia.