Job / Employment and Education/ Training Resources

New CT Dept. of Labor
Unemployment Help Numbers

Additional phone numbers for those in need of assistance with unemployment claims.

Hours of operation are 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday.



Toll Free: 800-956-3294

Mortgage Crisis Job Training Program

Increase your job skills and become more financially stable through: Job Training Scholarships, Financial Literacy Training, Credit Counseling, and Referrals to other needed services.

To be eligible, you must be a Connecticut resident, 60 days or more past due on your mortgage (mortgage is for primary residence in Connecticut), your household income equals less than $120,000, and you are referred by the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority (CHFA) or can demonstrate an imminent need for services.

To find out more: Call 1-866-683-1682 or visit these websites: and

Free Vocational Training/Employment Services

Chrysalis Center will be providing free vocational training/employment services to at least 20 young adults with mental health issues. To qualify, individual must be between 18-24 years old, reside in the greater Hartford area, be able to travel to Hartford for training and case management services, and have a mental health or emotional issue. Chrysalis staff will work with individuals to create vocational goals and connect them to training(s) their career path of choice. Once the training is complete, Chrysalis staff will assist young adult with attaining employment. Referrals accepted via email at  or call 860-263-4400.

Capital City Youth Build Americorps Program is Open-Earn While You Learn!

CRT Capital City YouthBuild Construction program is currently recruiting people from Hartford, between the ages of 18-24, with or without a high school diploma. Participants will have the opportunity to obtain their high school diploma if they don't have one. All participants will develop skills for success and have the opportunity to receive their OSHA-10 certificate, Home Builders Institute (HBI) PACT certification, CPR, and ServSafeManagement certification and be eligible for a stipend and incentives. Call 860-560-5308 or email

P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education

One-time financial assistance grant for women whose education was interrupted and need to return to school. Maximum grant amount is $3000. Please click here for more information.

The Farmington Valley Re-employment Group

Meets on Wednesdays at the Church of St. Ann, Activity Room.  Arch Road.  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm.  Meet with others, learn from speakers about networking, resumes, other issues relating to re-employment.  For more information contact Brian Jud 673-7650 or click here to send email.

Job Loss Support Group

Valley Community Baptist Church, 590 West Avon Road, Avon, CT 06001. Phone:  860-673-6826. Click here for website.

  • Date:  2nd Monday of the month Room 204
  • Time:  7-8:30 p.m.
  • No registration is necessary.

Ready to Work - Employment for Connecticut's Mature Workforce Click here for more info:  Ready to Work

The "New" OJT - On-the-Job Training - Let CTWorks help build your workforce talent! Click here for more info: CT Works.

Eligible Training Providers List

State of CT Dept. of Labor Eligible Training Programs/Providers, through the Workforce Investment Act (WIA).  Click here for more info.

The JFS Money Coach

  • Do you have a consumer issue you just can’t solve on your own?
  • Ever wonder how much credit card debt is too much?
  • Are you sure you have enough money in your emergency fund?
  • Should you take Social Security early or wait until normal retirement age?

To get help with issues like these and many more, make an appointment for a free one-hour consultation with Jewish Family Services “Money Coach,” Jim Goldman. His services are available to all JFS clients and program participants. Call to make an appointment: 860-236-1927. Money Coach