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Larson, Neal Introduce Bill to Improve Access to Jobs for Parents

(Public Now, 5/24/18) Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) joined Ranking Member Richard Neal (MA-01) in introducing the Improving Access to Good Jobs for Parents Act in the Ways and Means Committee as an amendment to the JOBS for Success Act (H.R. 5861) reauthorizing the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program. The…

Entrepreneurship hubs reSET and Upward Hartford collaborate to grow city’s startup, innovation scene

(Hartford Business Journal, 5/14/18) ReSET — a staple of the Hartford coworking and business mentoring and accelerator scene for entrepreneurs since it first opened a physical space in 2013 — has had to share the entrepreneurial startup stage since the larger Upward Hartford opened downtown in mid-2017 with a high-profile…

Student Apprenticeship Programs Open Doors To Manufacturing Jobs

(Hartford Courant, 5/4/18) Less then a year ago, Olivia Hernandez decided to transfer out of the high school where she’d missed months of class to suspensions for fighting and bad behavior. And she cried, for the lost credits that meant she likely wouldn’t graduate on time, and for what she…

Secretary Acosta Accepts Larson’s Invitation To Witness Successful CT Workforce Collaborations

(Public Now, 4/17/18) Washington, D.C. – In today’s Ways and Means Committee Hearing on Jobs and Opportunity, Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta accepted Rep. John B. Larson’s (CT-01) invitation to visit Connecticut and see the successful workforce collaborations led by the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT), Goodwin College, International Association of Machinists (IAM),…

University of Hartford Special Training Forum: Practical Aspects of Scanning Electron Microscopy for Advanced Manufacturing in the United States

The University of Hartford will be hosting a Special Training Forum in Practical Aspects of Scanning Electron Microscopy for Advanced Manufacturing in the United States which will run from April 9-13, 2018. The course, presented by Michael T. Postek, András  E. Vládar, Dianne L. Poster, Suhash Ghosh, and Chittaranj Sahay features a…

East Hartford, Hartford, among winners chosen in “Working Cities Challenge”

(Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, 2/6/18) Today Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren, along with Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Connecticut’s commissioner for Economic and Community Development Catherine Smith, announced that Danbury, East Hartford, Hartford, Middletown, and Waterbury had won the Reserve Bank’s Working Cities Challenge, a…