Capital Workforce Partners COVID-19 Response

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Capital Workforce Partners is taking precautionary measures to ensure the safety and well-being of both staff and customers.

Capital Workforce Partners Administrative Office and all American Job Centers in the North Central Region of CT will be closed to the public.

Capital Workforce Partners through the American Job Centers (AJC) continues to serve clients virtually, by phone and in person “by appointment only”. In an effort to continue to address the community’s workforce needs, we have set up a “Job Seeker and Employer Help Line” designed to provide potential temporary employment options and support to individuals who may have been dislocated due to COVID-19. This may consist of referring individuals to temporary (please remove temporary) job opportunities, to community partners and programs, as well as directly to AJC programs working through a virtual model. Effective February 16, 2021, we will begin to see clients by appointment only at the American Job Centers. Please call 860-406-3374 press 3 to set up an appointment.

During this public health crisis, do you need help finding a job, changing careers, or getting the training you need to move ahead? Are you an employer needing to find immediate quality talent? There are training scholarships and job placement support available.

CALL CENTER 860.406.3374

Monday thru Friday, 9:00AM – 4:00PM EST

During these hours, callers will have the ability to choose from one of seven options:

  • Press 1 If your career was impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and you are interested in a free training program

  • Press 2 If you are an Employers

  • Press 3 If you are a Job Seekers and would like to schedule an in person appointment

  • Press 4 for general information on Unemployment Compensation

  • Press 5 for assistance in Spanish

  • Press 6 for information about SkillUp/Metrix Learning

  • Press 7 for information on the Apprenticeship Connecticut Initiative (ACI) program – Pre-Apprenticeship Education in the sectors of Healthcare, Manufacturing and Construction

CWP has a Dislocated Worker Program to work directly with you to consider additional employment opportunities: click here for more information.

Capital Workforce Partners (CWP) is committed to the health and safety of our staff, customers, and partners. We have been monitoring the situation and working diligently to develop strategies to prevent the spread of the virus, and to provide guidance and support to the dedicated staff members working across our system.  CWP is in constant communication with the Governor’s office through DOL and other state agencies to stay informed and up to date on the effects of COVID-19 on our region and State. Although CWP offices are closed to the public, CWP staff remain available to assist. Read Full Response and Plan.

Vaccine Education
Trinity Health of New England and the CT/RI Alliance of YMCA CEOs presented a COVID-19 Vaccine Update on December 15, 2020. Please click the image below to watch the presentation.

link to COVID-19 presentation


If you experience any difficulty launching the presentation, click here to open a new browser window to view the video.

COVID-19 Information for Municipalities
Resources for Businesses

On-the-Job Training Funding and Resources

Capital Workforce Partners (CWP) is offering funding and other resources to manufacturers and IT companies in North-Central Connecticut who provide on-the-job training (OJT) to new employees affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Download OJT Informational Flyer

MetroHartford Special Business Line

Shared Work: The Connecticut Department of Labor’s Shared Work Program saves you the time, worry, and expense of hiring and training new workers by keeping skilled employees on the job until business upturns.

Connecticut Recovery Bridge Loan Program: To provide emergency cash flow relief to small businesses and nonprofits negatively impacted by the coronavirus, Connecticut is now offering qualifying organizations with 100 or fewer employees’ access to no-interest loans. Please click here to learn more.

Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program: Small business owners in all U.S. states and territories are currently eligible to apply for a low-interest loan due to Coronavirus (COVID-19). The SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program provides small businesses with working capital loans of up to $2 million that can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing.

SBA Express Bridge Loans: Express Bridge Loan Pilot Program allows small businesses who currently have a business relationship with an SBA Express Lender to access up to $25,000 with less paperwork. These loans can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing and can be a term loans or used to bridge the gap while applying for a direct SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan. If a small business has an urgent need for cash while waiting for decision and disbursement on Economic Injury Disaster Loan, they may qualify for an SBA Express Disaster Bridge Loan.

Find an Express Bridge Loan Lender via SBA’s Lender Match Tool or by connecting with your local SBA District Office.

Resources for Individuals and Families

Volunteer Information Tax Assistance (VITA)

Important for Individuals and Families to File Tax Returns to Receive an Economic Impact Payment

Eligible taxpayers who filed tax returns for either 2019 or 2018 will automatically receive an economic impact payment of up to $1,200 for individuals or $2,400 for married couples and up to $500 for each qualifying child.

The COVID-19 Public Health Crisis has made VITA Services more limited.  Some of the available VITA Services include the following, including a VIRTUAL VITA site.

United Way 211

Some VITA sites are offering tax assistance via a virtual VITA model. See below for a link to sign up for the virtual VITA site.

For Virtual VITA

To prepare your taxes online for FREE at

The Connecticut Association of Human Services

To find out how you can promote family economic success as a Connecticut VITA volunteer in any of these areas contact Takima Robinson VITA/Asset Building Manager at or (860) 951-2212 ext. 229.

The Village for Families and Children

Human Resources Agency of New Britain

Recovery Resources

Mental Health Resources

Other Information Sources:

Information and Announcements
Workplace Safety: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has resources to help employers and workers prepare for and respond to coronavirus in the workplace.

Announcement Concerning Filing Deadline for Certain Annual State Business Tax Returns: Effective immediately, the filing deadlines for certain annual tax returns due on or after March 15, 2020, and before June 1, 2020, are extended by at least 30 days. In addition, the payments associated with these returns are also extended to the corresponding due date in June. Please click here to learn more about the filing deadline.

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