American Job Center At NHCC

In February 2016, Workforce Alliance in partnership with the City of New Haven opened the first American Job Center within a jail in Connecticut at the New Haven Correctional Center on Whalley Avenue. The Center will help 175 inmates before they re-enter society with skills, resumes, identification and in many cases a job when they get out.

Inmates within 6 months of the end of sentence can use the center, then continue receiving help through Next Steps, New Haven's Project Fresh Start or other programs upon release.

The Center has been recognized as a model for pre-release work readiness by CT Governor Dannell Malloy and former U.S. Labor Secretary Tom Perez.


Wage subsidies and On-the-Job training grants available to hire participants.

Program Coordinator: Bill Pitre, (203) 867-4030 x 248

The American Job Center at New Haven Correctional Center is funded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment & Training Administration’s as one of 12 LEAP (Linking to Employment Activities Pre-Release) Grantees under the Reintegration of Ex-Offenders (REXO) initiative.