On Wednesday, The Connecticut Department of Labor released their monthly Business and Employment Changes Announced in the Media report. This particular report is just one indicator of how the Connecticut job market is fairing.
For the Month of February, the Connecticut Department of Labor, Office of Research reported that Home Depot announced they are ramping up for their spring season and they plan on hiring 900 seasonal workers statewide.
Also, Chick-fil-A will be hiring 85 new employees for their Enfield location, and Frontier Communications will be creating 50 jobs at their New London location. The total reported amount of new hires in the State is 1,035.
As for layoffs and staff reductions in the State of Connecticut, two retailers announced several major store closings. Due to bankruptcy, Radio Shack announced they will be closing 24 store locations throughout Connecticut. Xpect Discounts announced they will be closing their remaining locations in Cromwell, Milford, and East Haven, Connecticut before the end of this year. The layoff totals for both of these companies were not announced.
Sensor Switch of Wallingford, Connecticut also announced layoffs. They will be laying off 93 workers in April.
Written by Alicia Sakal for Examiner.
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