Job Seekers

Have You Been Unemployed for 6 Months or More?

Our Ready to Work and other on-the-job training programs offer incentives for employers to hire for jobs in IT, Manufacturing, Engineering and more. Learn More.

Public Workshops

Brushing up on interview skills, or improving your basic skills on the computer are just two of the many ways our workshops can serve your job search. Learn more.

Metrix Online Learning Provides Flexibility and Choice

American Job Center in South Central CT offers Metrix Learning to provide impactful job skills training online. Learn More.


CTHires for Jobseekers and Employers

CTHires is the Connecticut Department of Labor's new hub for job development, training and other career services. Jobseekers and employers both new and continuing can use this system. To learn more visit

As of Dec. 22, 2015, you must be registered in CTHires to enroll in most workshops. Please contact your Employment Specialist or call or stop by the New Haven, Hamden or Meriden One Stops for assistance. Don’t have an Employment Specialist? Call to register for a One Stop Services Orientation in New Haven or Meriden. One Stop Services Orientation provides an overview and entry into core One Stop services including job development assistance and/or individual training access. This workshop is for dislocated or laid-off workers, low-income adults or those simply unemployed or underemployed. This is the recommended first stop for those new to the American Job Center network.

Workshops that do not require CTHires registration are listed HERE.


Finding yourself unemployed or underemployed can leave you wondering what to do first. Learn More.

Next Steps… Re-entering the Workforce

Next Steps is designed to turn ex-offenders into job seekers with the life skills, job training and workplace-readiness you need to succeed. Our job candidates are well-prepared as individuals beginning a new phase of life… that includes a job. Learn More »

Year-Round and Summer Youth Programs

Youth programs prepare for post-secondary educational opportunities, advanced training, or employment. Programs serve both in-school (ages 14-21), and out of school (ages 16-24) youth. The Summer Youth Employment program provides eight weeks of paid work in July and August, and is run by each municipality. Learn More »