Job Seekers Get Started

# Where Do I Start?

Unemployed, working below your level of education or potential? Entering the workforce for the first time? We offer free

employment and training services to job seekers in South Central Connecticut.


Get Oriented

Start with a One Stop Services Orientation to access training and job development services. Offered in 3 locations:

New Haven, Meriden, Middletown

An Individual account at is required to attend Orientation. DOWNLOAD INSTRUCTIONS.

Career Training

Never stop learning! Training can help you re-enter and move up in the workforce. Explore your options in our Education Partners Section


Public Workshops

Improve your resume, interviewing and networking techniques, explore services for Veterans, learn to start a business, or how to "ace" online

applications. Schedule by location: New Haven, Meriden, Hamden, Middletown.

Job Fairs & Hiring Events

American Job Centers host hiring events for companies to interview candidates and often hire on the spot! Click on a location for

schedule: New Haven, Meriden, Hamden, Middletown or SEE ALL HERE.

More job information in CTHires.

Next Steps: Turning Ex-Offenders into Jobseekers

Next Steps turns ex-offenders into job seekers. New cohorts begin the FIRST WEEK of EVERY MONTH at the New Haven American Job Center.

Registration required. Call (203) 624-1493 x 210.

Self-Service Career Centers

Open 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday. Check job boards, create and send out resumes, search online, and complete applications. Basic

computer skills required to use Self-Service labs.


560 Ella T. Grasso Blvd., New Haven

87 West Main Street, Meriden

37 Marne Street, Hamden

272 S. Main Street, Middletown

Manufacturing Pipeline Initiative

The Eastern CT Manufacturing Pipeline Initiative provides no-cost training to address the hiring needs of ELECTRIC BOAT (EB), members of the

EASTERN ADVANCED MANUFACTURING ALLIANCE (EAMA), and other manufacturers. Open Statewide! Click below to apply:


Disability Services

Do you need any accommodations, assistive technology or other assistance for mobility, test taking, studying or working? Do you currently

receive SSI (Supplemental Security Income) or SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance)? Our Disability Resource Coordinator is available to

provide support to obtain and retain successful employment. Contact Barbara Green at (203) 867-4030 x 239

Veterans Needing Housing Assistance

Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) assists veteran families who are currently homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Get help

finding permanent housing and accessing benefits, including employment services.

Contact Kevin Seeley at (203) 624-1493 x 235.

Who Is Eligible?

  • Veterans and their Families (DD214 required)
  • Meets income guidelines
  • Currently homeless or on the verge of losing permanent housing

Statewide Call Toll-Free: 1-866-683-1682