The Connecticut Department of Labor (CT DOL) – Office of Research just released their monthly Business and Employment Changes Announced in the Media report on Monday, August 31, 2015. Once again, the State can’t seem to gain enough new jobs to significantly offset the amount of jobs lost each month in order for the State of Connecticut to be in an employment expansionary phase.
The good news… Two grocery stores plan on hiring this year. ALDI plans on hiring 80 employees across the State and The Fresh Market plans on hiring 90 employees for their new Guilford location in September. Chick-fil-A also announced plans to hire 80 to 100 employees for their new North Haven location next summer.
As for longer term hiring plans, Polamer Precision, an aerospace manufacturer, announced plans to hire 200 employees for their New Britain location over the next four years. Axel Plastics plans to hire 40 to 80 employees for their Monroe location next year.
The bad news… The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company, A&P supermarkets, filed for bankruptcy and they will lay off 444 employees statewide next year. RBS Securities will lay off 50 employees at their Stamford location this October. The University of Connecticut will also lay off a total of 50 employees this fall at their health center in Farmington and at the university in Mansfield.
AxisPoint Health will close its facility and they will lay off 45 employees at their Wallingford location. Borgeson Universal Steering Components is relocating to South Carolina and they will lay off 43 employees at their Torrington location. Also, Higher One will lay off 29 employees at their New Haven location between September and March.
Written by Alicia Sakal for Examiner.