CT needs to incentivize growing defense workforce

CT needs to incentivize growing defense workforce

(Hartford Business Journal, 3/29/17) – Incentivizing training and retention of workers in Connecticut’s defense industry are just two of the steps recommended to help the state maintain a competitive edge, according to a new policy brief released Wednesday.

With Electric Boat in Groton and Pratt & Whitney in East Hartford each projecting the need to hire thousands of workers in the years ahead, the need to groom and support the incoming workforce is great, writes Loren Dealy Mahler, senior fellow for the Connecticut Institute for the 21st Century. The institute promotes economic activity in the state.

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