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Workforce Development

Hamden Supports Workforce Readiness

 A well-trained workforce is critical for potential employers that are considering locating their business in Hamden. Workers must be able to meet the changing demands of businesses. To meet the goals set forth by Hamden's Economic Development Plan, the Town has taken ambitious steps to promote Workforce Readiness and Development, an essential element in creating a vibrant, thriving community and it’s Business Cluster Program.


Hamden’s progressive vision includes the efforts of its partners in Workforce Development such as the CT Works and the Workforce Alliance. Hamden's Workforce Cluster, which advocates action on work readiness issues for workers, is comprised of many partners locally and in the region. The Workforce Cluster promotes the expansion of affordable childcare, transportation, job skills resources, and programs that incorporate people with disabilities into the workplace. Within the context of the Economic Development Plan and specifically workforce development, the Town seeks to expand and improve employment opportunities for residents. The Town has partnered with area agencies such as the Department of Social Services, Regional Workforce Development Board, (see link below) Department of Labor, (see link) Workforce Alliance and various area colleges and training programs to better serve those seeking employment. This commitment to Workforce Readiness reflects the Town’s dedication to customer service for businesses locating or considering locating to Hamden.


Each partner in the Workforce Cluster plays an important role.  Services offered to residents include job search, resume assistance and interviewing skills.  The partner have a strong connection to Human Resource professionals and business owners to find the right match for the business and the job seeker.


The Town of Hamden encourage employers who seek qualified job candidates or who need to train qualified workers in new technologies or practices to take advantage of the many training programs that are available.  Examples of programs include Incubator and Worker Training or the Job Training Program. 


      ·         Regional Workforce Development Board

·         Hamden CTWorks Center (CT Department of Labor)

·         Workforce Alliance

For further information regarding job training grants for businesses or workers, please contact


Dale Kroop

Director of Economic Development & Neighborhood Revitalization

2750 Dixwell Avenue

Hamden, CT  06518

Phone: (203) 287-7030

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