Careers for People, People for Careers. Your North Central Connecticut Workforce Source.

We Can Help You Find Talented People You Can't Find on Your Own

We know your business is unique and the people you are looking for are unique.  We listen.  We uncover your workforce needs and cull through a broad menu of services to address those needs.

Then, we give you more options than you otherwise might have. We help you put the puzzle together – even if it means putting the square peg in the round hole – provided it’s still a perfect fit. And we also amplify your voice to influence future workforce strategies and policy decisions

We offer a suite of workforce development services designed to give our region a competitive advantage as a place to do business, work and live.

  • Job posting and recruitment guidance
  • Candidate screening and referrals
  • Research services
  • Hiring, wage and training supports
  • Exclusive and customized recruiting events
  • External resource referrals
  • Assistance navigating the broad suite of publicly-funded programs that may benefit your workforce needs

For more information, contact Mohamed Chaouki at mchaouki@capitalworkforce.org

Learn about our Business Partnerships

Our business partnerships are formed around the manufacturing and healthcare sectors where there is high demand for a skilled workforce.  Read more about these partnerships here.


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top talent for your business.


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Capital Workforce Partners' REACH Health Career Initiative 

Healthcare employers may be eligible for up to 50% wage reimbursement for On-the-Job Training of newly hired positions in medical coding, information technology and nursing. Read more:  Health Careers Project Flyer


Through funding from an H1B grant from the USDOL/ETA

STEP UP (Subsidized Training and Employment Program) and Employer Conferences 

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The program is currently unable to accept new applications. We apologize
for any inconvenience and ask that you check back at this site for updates.


Two programs are currently available which subsidize training and wage reimbursement for unemployed new hires:

Subsidized Training and Employment Program
- Wage subsidy for new hires for six months (up to $20 per hour excluding benefits)
- For companies with not more than 100 full-time employees.

- Based on Subsidized Training and Employment Program model
-Companies can be any size


Referrals to JET and the Small Business Express Programs 

CTWorks Business Consultants can connect you to these growth-driven incentives issued through the Department of Economic and Community Development.

Department of Labor's Incumbent Worker Training 

Your company may be eligible for a 50/50 dollar-for-dollar match in training dollars to advance employees and help you be more competitive.

Other On-the-Job Training Programs and Tax Credits When Available 

CTWorks Business Consultants will keep you apprised of new hiring and training incentives as they become available.

Youth Employment Internships - Provide a Worksite 

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Subsidized Employment  

Subsidized employment programs invests public funds for jobs for people by paying all or some of their wages. This can be beneficial for both the employers as well as job seekers who can build their on-the-job skills.  The employer gets more work done, and the employee gains work experience and real life skills to better position them for full time employment.

Wages and benefits are paid directly to employees through the American Job Center!



Post Your Jobs for Free on CTHires and US.Jobs 

List your job opening, access the resume database filled with potential candidates

Search Resumes 

Get help in identifying qualified candidates.

Be Visible with Job Boards, Social Media Outreach and Email Distribution Services 

Your jobs will be posted in all our CTWorks locations, publicized via Twitter and the Linkedin Group CTWorks–Hartford Region Professionals and Employers, and sent out to an extensive email list, that includes workforce development partners, educational institutions, community organizations and individual job seekers.

Help Build Diversity in Your Business 

Gain access to a large pool of bilingual and multi-cultural candidates to help you build your business.

Hold Customized Job Fairs and Recruitment Events 

Connect to the Department of Labor's job fairs throughout the state, as well as regional and community job fairs or school to career expos. Or, have CTWorks host a customized recruiting event, exclusively for your job openings.

Access Labor Market Information and Trends 

Access to growth data, demographic trends, wage surveys, standard job descriptions and other labor market information and projections to help guide you in your decisions.

Labor Market Information

Learn About the Jobs Funnel 

Jobs Funnel gives you access a pool of job candidates, trained and ready for construction and related trades.

Interested?  Contact Us Today!


Department of Labor Compliance and Special Assistance Programs

Apprenticeship Training 

Skilled consultants provide technical assistance, monitoring and consulting services to qualified employers.

CONN-OSHA Consultation and Training 

Keep your workplace safe by taking advantage of free training and consultations with Labor health and safety experts.

Legal and Compliance Issues 

Geared for business owners and human resource professionals, the state Department of Labor holds workshops on topics that include unemployment law, drug testing in the workplace, FMLA and wage and workplace laws.

Are You Aware of the New Regulations to Improve Job Opportunities for Individuals with Disabilities?  Check it out here.

Downsizing Response Team 

Explore options to improve competitiveness, alternatives to layoff, on-site Rapid Response coordination during layoffs and Trade Act petitions.

Shared Work Program 

Flexible program helps companies maintain their workforce while experiencing seasonal or cyclical business dips.

Capital Workforce Partners Youth Internship Programs

Capital Workforce Partners offers opportunities for your business to host high school interns, many who have received career competency training and are ready to provide value to your business on "day one." Our summer and year round programs have received strong support from the State of Connecticut, City of Hartford, and foundations.  Get started!  Consider bringing in young talent to your organization. 


In conjunction with the CT Department of Labor, Capital Workforce Partners operates four Career Centers as part of the American Job Center Network: Enfield, Hartford (plus a satellite location at the Hartford Public Library), Manchester and New Britain– offering multiple services at no cost to employers.

  • Hartford: 3580 Main Street.
  • Hartford Satellite: Hartford Public Library, 500 Main Street.
  • New Britain: 260 Lafayette Street.
  • Enfield: 786 Enfield Street.
  • Manchester: 893 Main Street.


Directory of Contacts for Career Center Business Services

Capital Workforce Partners Team from Career Team 

For Recruitment Assistance, Updates and Referrals

Tim Serpe, Business Services Manager, tserpe@capitalworkforce.org


Capital Workforce Partners Specialty Services Team 

Health Career Projects/Recruitment and Placement Specialist – Katiria Delgado kdelgado@capitalworkforce.org

Sector Training – Dan Garewski – dgarewski@capitalworkforce.org

Jobs Funnel – Construction Training and Placement – Yolanda Rivera (Hartford, and East) – yrivera@capitalworkforce.org


CT Department of Labor Team 

For Recruitment Assistance, Incumbent Worker Training and Referrals.

HARTFORD: Donna Smith, donna.smith@ct.gov

ENFIELD: Garth Swaby, garth.swaby@ct.gov

Capital Workforce Partners Youth Employment Team 

Rich Davis (Hartford, North, East, New Britain, Bristol, West) rdavis@capitalworkforce.org






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