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New Haven area ranked 20th in life sciences labor market ranking
The New Haven area is one of the top metro areas in the country in terms of having the greatest density of life sciences workers and producing the highest number of that type of employees, according to a new study.

The first-ever CBRE Life Sciences Talent report has the Boston/Cambridge market ranked first. The New Haven area is ranked 20th among 74 metro areas that were included in the report in terms of assessing life sciences labor markets.

Over the period between 2015 and 2020, the study found that New Haven gained a net 205 researchers and had the largest growth in the number of biological scientists in the nation. New Haven has the nation’s highest concentration of microbiologists and biological technicians, and the third-highest concentration of biochemists and biophysicists. Read More, Read Full Report
Four New Haven nonprofits to benefit from $35 million bequest
The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven has announced a $35 million bequest from the estate of James D. English—who died in 2021—in support of four area nonprofits with long ties to the family.

The largest gift in the history of the foundation establishes the James D. English Fund, a permanent endowment that will provide annual support to the Clifford Beers Community Care Center (10 percent distribution), the Neighborhood Music School (10 percent), the New Haven Museum (40 percent), and the New Haven Symphony Orchestra (40 percent), funding programs to advance racial equity in the New Haven community. With this new bequest, the English family has established six funds with the foundation totaling approximately $70.8 million that have distributed grants totaling more than $11.4 million over the past 76 years. Read More
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COVID-19 Related Relief Programs: Give us Your Feedback
We want to hear from you. SBA invites you to participate in a survey to assess your satisfaction with SBA’s customer service and communication on COVID-19 related grant and loan relief programs. The results will be used to monitor and improve the effectiveness of future SBA customer service and communications efforts. The survey will take about 15 minutes to complete for each program from which you obtained financial assistance. Survey
Connecticut added 1,600 jobs in May
Connecticut labor force grew by 1,600 jobs during May, bringing the unemployment level down to 4.2%, according to data from the state’s Department of Labor.

The state’s 1.64 million job total is now 42,200 (2.6%) positions higher than in May 2021, and Connecticut has now recovered 82.6% (238,900) of the 289,400 positions lost in the March/April 2020 Covid period. The state also reported that April’s increase of 1,600 was revised by 200 positions to a 1,400-job gain. Read More
More News & Events

6/21 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Middlesex Chamber of Commerce Job Fair Read More

6/23 12-1 p.m. ManufactureCT, AVANGRID and Eversource present Energy Efficiency Read More