Where Do I Start?
Unemployed, working below your level of education or potential, or entering the workforce for the first time? Workforce Alliance and the American Job Centers offer free employment and training services to job seekers in South Central Connecticut.
Need one-on-one career planning? Think you need to get retrained? Want to offer an employer an incentive to hire you? Start with a One Stop Services Orientation to access training and job development services. Complete the form to begin the registration process and have staff contact you to answer questions.
American Job Center New Haven, 560 Ella T. Grasso Blvd., New Haven
American Job Center Meriden, 87 W. Main Street, Meriden
American Job Center Middletown, 272 South Main Street, Middletown
Self-Service Career Centers
Each American Job Center allows jobseekers to visit without an appointment, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday to check the job boards, create and send out resumes, search online, and complete applications.
NEW: Child-Friendly Hours: 2:30-4:30 PM Monday-Friday in New Haven and Meriden. Children under 18 may accompany adults to appointments and using the Career Center.
Skills in Demand
Got experience or education in these high-demand, high-skilled fields, but been laid off or downsized? Have you been out of work for more than six months, and are willing to upgrade your skills to break back into the field? We offer job matching and incentives to companies to hire and train you on-the-job. Click below to get started.
American Job Centers offer monthly schedules of Information session and workshops that are open to the public. Improve our resume, interviewing and networking techniques, explore services for Veterans, and more. Click on a location for a full schedule: New Haven, Meriden, Hamden, Middletown.
Job Fairs & Hiring Events
American Job Centers host recruitment events for companies to interview candidates and often hire on the spot! Click on a location for schedules and how to register in CTHires: New Haven, Meriden, Hamden, Middletown.
June 20, 11 AM - 2 PM: Middlesex County Career Fair at the Radisson Hotel, 100 Berlin Road, Cromwell, CT 06416. Free to jobseekers. Click below for full notice.
Assists those receiving Temporary Family Assistance (TFA) with employment services to become and remain independent by preparing them for work and lifelong learning. Administered in partnership with the CT Department of Social Services.
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
Registered Apprenticeships through the CT Department of Labor can be combined with employment and training services and incentives offered by Workforce Alliance and the American Job Centers.
An apprenticeship occurs at a sponsoring employer site where skilled workers share their knowledge to help an apprentice become an expert in a skilled trade, supplemented by related classroom instruction. Apprenticeships generally range from 1 to 4 years.
For find out more or for a complete list of apprenticeship occupations, call (860) 263-6085 or visit:
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