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Norman Grill: Job loss may affect your taxes

If you've lost your job, you may have questions about how that might impact your tax situation. Here are some answers: Q: How can my...

Unemployment grows to 39 million as billionaires’ net worth increases $434B

While the U.S. Department of Labor was today reporting 2,438,000 new unemployment insurance claims during the week ending May 16, bringing the nine-week total...

CT hospitalizations down, Lamont focuses on unemployment and testing

More than 29,000 people filed new unemployment benefits claims last week, bringing that total to about 515,000 since the middle of March. The governor said the state Department of Labor has processed over 500,000 of those claims and paid out over $1.3 billion, including around $25 million for self-employed and gig workers.

More of New York qualifies for reopening; warning for parents 

A fourth region of New York state, the North Country, has met the criteria to begin reopening after the NY PAUSE restrictions expire on...

Sodexo cutting 116 employees after losing contract for maintaining highway travel...

On or about June 30, Sodexo will close its operations at Connecticut Travel Plazas on Route I-95, Route 15 and Route I-395. Instead, Project Service, based in North Haven, will handle maintenance and custodial services moving forward.

Unemployment claims up in both NY and CT

In the seven weeks ended May 2, more than 33 million people filed claims for unemployment benefits, reflecting the economic slowdown attributable to the...

Painting the economic picture by the numbers: 4,040-plus people in Mid-Hudson...

Since the beginning of the year, 85 businesses in the Mid-Hudson region have filed notices with the New York State Department of Labor indicating...

Enterprise Holdings lays off 77 in Stratford

“Enterprise did not believe there was a reasonable probability the downturn would last more than six months; indeed, it was Enterprise’s belief the downturn would last approximately one month,” the rental company said of the pandemic.

Westport Pilates instructor creates platform for pandemic-unemployed personal trainers

"I'm seeing it as a filling a very urgent need, which is why I launched it so quickly," said Jessica Newshel.

Unemployment rate hits 12.4%; TD Bank reports find mixed signals in...

In the week ending April 25, 3,839,000 Americans filed new unemployment insurance claims, according to seasonally adjusted figures released this morning by the U.S....

Stamford Health temporarily furloughing 375 employees

None of the affected workers are involved in current patient care or COVID-19 operations. Instead, the organization said, many worked in areas that are closed or experienced a significant reduction in operations due to social distancing requirements and/or public health mandates and guidelines specific to health systems.

Outback parent significantly cutting hours for thousands nationwide, including 702 in...

Affected workers in Fairfield County include 64 at 14 Danbury Road in Wilton; 89 at 698 Bridgeport Ave. in Shelton; and 66 at 116 Newtown Road in Danbury.

First Student bus line closing Norwalk operation

The move will take effect at the end of the school year, estimated to be on or around June 30.

CT Labor Department starts issuing supplemental unemployment payments

“The task was complicated, due to a 40-year-old mainframe using a COBOL operating system,” noted state Department of Labor Commissioner Kurt Westby. “Despite these challenges, we have now processed over 340,000 of the 402,000 claim applications filed since March 13.”

COVID-19 LATEST: Hospitalizations continue to decrease, but deaths up by 125

A continued decline in COVID-19-related hospitalizations is giving hope that the state is on the downside of the coronavirus curve, Gov. Ned Lamont said today, even as positive cases rose by over 800 and another 125 deaths were recorded.