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The Connecticut Department of Labor’s Office of Research gathers, analyzes, and disseminates information on the economy, workforce and careers that is used to evaluate the economic health of Connecticut, to support and promote state workforce development activities, and to assist students and job seekers in making career choices.

Career One Stop – Labor Market Information

CareerOneStop is a U.S. Department of Labor-sponsored Web site that offers career resources and workforce information to job seekers, students, businesses, and workforce professionals to foster talent development in a global economy.

Occupation Report

The Occupation Report shows you wage comparisons and occupational growth trends

Education and Training Connection

The Connecticut Education & Training Connection is intended for use by students, teachers, counselors, job seekers, job developers, and others in need of information on education and training. It offers several search options to explore the world of Education & Training in Connecticut — find providers in your area, locate providers that offer the program or course you are interested in, or find out which programs or courses are related to the occupation you are interested in.

Connecticut Apprentice Programs

Apprenticeship programs in the State of Connecticut are administered by the Department of Labor through Regional Apprenticeship Representatives. Skilled consultants provide technical assistance, monitoring, and consulting services to qualified employers willing to take on the responsibilities and obligations of program sponsorship.


The Office of Apprenticeship Training, Employer and Labor Services (OATELS) is a consolidation of the Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training and the new responsibilities of the employer and labor liaison. OATELS engages in partnership activities, ensuring quality service and customer satisfaction.

America’s Career InfoNet (ACINET)

A comprehensive source of occupational and economic information to help you make informed career decisions: find the fastest growing occupations with the most openings. What are the highest paying occupations and what skills are required?

The Labor Market Information (LMI) Training Institute

The Labor Market Information (LMI) Training Institute provides an infrastructure to advance the art and science of labor market information among all LMI professionals and the LMI customer community. The Labor Market Information Training Institute offers individuals working in the Labor Market Information field the opportunity to obtain professional certification.

Chat With Us Online Today

American Job Centers provide expert career assistance at no cost. We help transform job seekers into qualified candidates and connect them with local employers of all sizes. Anyone seeking a job is afforded convenient access to career coaching, job search resources and information on job training and higher education at a single location.

We also help employers hire and recruit employees to strengthen their workforce. Whether you’re a job seeker or an employer, chat with us to learn more about how we can help you.

About the Southwestern Connecticut American Job Centers

American Job Centers are a unique collaboration of state, regional and local organizations addressing the workforce development needs of both our residents who are seeking jobs and businesses that want to employ them.

There are American Job Center offices located throughout Fairfield County and New Haven County. Services for job seekers include career counseling, job skills training and job search assistance, while businesses can receive employee recruiting and workforce training assistance, along with labor market information.

Our Locations

Comprehensive Job Center: Bridgeport

2 Lafayette Square
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Phone: (203) 333-5129
Mon - Fri, 8:30am - 4:30pm

Career Coach

The American Job Center Career Coach visits community hubs in Southwestern Connecticut every week bringing career services and computer training to you! Find out when the Career Coach will be near you to attend different training workshops we provide or to have access to high speed internet and print resources at no cost to you.

Satellite Offices


4 Fourth Street
Ansonia, CT 06401
Phone: (203) 397-6647
Mon - Fri, 8:30am - 4:30pm


101 Elizabeth Street
Derby, CT 06418
Phone: (203) 734-3443
Mon - Fri, 8:30am - 4:30pm


141 Franklin Street, 2nd Fl.
Stamford CT 06901
Phone: (203) 353-1702
Mon - Fri, 8:30am - 4:00pm