Business Services Program
Business Services Team Available to Help Your Company
The Northeastern Connecticut Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Eastern Connecticut Workforce Investment Board (EWIB) and the American Job Centers have developed services designed to assist businesses with their hiring and training needs. These services include:
CTHires.com – The Business Services Team can help you to register, post jobs and search resumes on CTHires.com, the state’s free online job board. Employers can post jobs at no cost to find qualified employees, as well as search the resume database and set up resume alerts. You choose how you want applicants to reach you, including applying directly to your company website. To register your business, visit www.cthires.com. For assistance with registering on CTHires.com, contact your Business Services Rep.
On-Site Employer Recruitments – Host an Employer Recruitment at one of the convenient American Job Center locations in Danielson, Willimantic and Montville. Your Business Services Rep will guide you through the process and help promote the event to job seekers.
During the pandemic, Virtual Hiring Events, using a Zoom platform are also available on a monthly basis.
On-the-Job Training Program – The On-the-Job Training program offers area employers a unique opportunity to hire screened applicants, while saving a substantial amount on training costs. On-the-Job Training contracts are paid for by EWIB. Reimbursement to the employer can be 50-90% of the employee’s wages during a set period. Applicants must meet certain guidelines to be eligible for the program.
Metrix Online Training – Online training provides your employees the opportunity to upgrade their skills through effective and affordable online learning. There are over 5,000 business courses to choose from, including the latest software programs, customer service and sales skills, and just about everything else you can imagine. In addition, there are over 900 healthcare courses available.
Incumbent Worker Training – Area businesses can contact their Business Services Team to apply to receive grants to train existing employees, either on or off-site to improve productivity and overall competitiveness. Reimbursement may be up to 50% or more of the training costs. Subject to funding and program availability.
The Business Services Team can assist employers with a host of other services including: Labor Market Information (wage surveys, employment trends, job growth and unemployment statistics), Tax Credits through the Work Opportunity Tax Credit program, and O*Net, the nation’s primary source of occupational Information.
Contact your Business Services Representative below for more information about these and other services that might be of benefit to your business.
Linda Riquier (Danielson/Willimantic region)
Cell Phone 959-444-0198
Office Phone 860-455-1555