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Grocery warehouse closing updated;  244 facing layoffs

In July, the company had told the state that it expected to begin shutting down its Newburgh operations on Oct. 2, but the company recently extended the separation dates for 74 of the affected employees into early 2022.

Transdev laying off 34 in Bridgeport

The affected employees include 24 operators of paratransit vehicles, which provide transportation services for people with disabilities who are unable to use standard transportation conveyances.

Tough future for CT restaurants as winter months loom

"The harsh reality is that it’s getting harder trying to balance rising costs” with revenue, says Connecticut Restaurant Association Executive Director Scott Dolch.

Lamont offering $1,000 to long-term unemployed who land a job

Workers will be eligible to receive only one incentive payment.

An update on New York’s building service industry wage law

It would appear that New York building owners are exempt from paying live-in superintendents overtime wages -- but that is not the case.

Connecticut added 5,400 jobs in March

The state’s unemployment rate is now 8.3%.

Claims for unemployment benefits tick up

he Wall Street Journal suggested that the increase indicated that new challenges for the U.S. economy lie ahead.

Metro area costs up for year; NY unemployment filings down

The Consumer Price Index in the area is up for the year by 1.7% compared with 2019, but showed a 0.2% decline for October 2020 compared with October 2019.

Empire City Casino to reopen Sept. 21

Against the background of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo having announced that casinos and video lottery terminal facilities were allowed to reopen starting today with...

Lamont seeking federal funds for $300 weekly supplemental unemployment payments

If approved, the funds will “help fill the hole left when the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation Program expired on July 26,” the governor said, noting that "this is only a temporary backstop,”

Unemployment insurance claims total 55.1M as another 1.2M Americans file

The 20-week total of new claims for unemployment benefits during the Covid-19 pandemic rose to 55.1 million in the week ending Aug. 1, with 1,186,000...

Judge blocks Trump administration rule to undercut employee paid leave

A judge in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York has thrown out most of a rule issued by the...

CT launches website to streamline entrepreneurs start and manage their businesses

Now live, the portal -- business.ct.gov – will allow users to communicate with several state agencies in one seamless interaction, allowing them to get their work done more quickly.

Jobs numbers and unemployment insurance claims both rise

With the U.S. economy still shattered by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and efforts to bring it under control, U.S. Secretary of Labor...

New unemployment claims slightly down

The U.S. Department of Labor reported this morning that for the week ending June 20, new claims for unemployment benefits dropped by 60,000 from...