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Job and Expansion News for CT Job Seekers

Connecticut residents have some good news (and bad) across the state when it comes to some new job announcements and expansions making news. This info comes from the state department of labor.

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  • Hamden clinic set to revolutionize autism, special needs world

    Clifford Beers Clinic, based in New Haven, cut the ribbon Thursday on its new Marne Street Clinic in Hamden, where families can get a comprehensive array of services - evaluations, therapies, medical treatment, support groups and help navigating the complex web of resources available for those with special needs. Five years in the making, the new clinic is ready for business in Hamden at 41 Marne St., but will serve all of Connecticut.

    Carla's Pasta Expanding Operations (Again) In South Windsor

    Although a groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for Friday afternoon, work on the $35 million, 70,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art production facility has begun and it is expected to be completed by spring. The complex will total more than 150,000 square feet with a potential for 115,000 square feet for future expansions. The business is one of South Windsor's largest taxpayers.

    Pratt opens EH 'nerve center' for aerospace engineering

    Pratt & Whitney dedicated its new $180 million Engineering and Technology Center, which will house 1,600 engineers designing new technology. The building, on Pratt's East Hartford campus, offers a range of amenities, including a Starbucks.

    Prime Taco plans grand opening celebration Saturday, Nov. 11

    Ridgefield's newest restaurant, Prime Taco, will open its doors Saturday, Nov. 11. The grand opening celebration will feature face painting and a mariachi band. The menu will offer 10 "signature tacos" that include fish, chicken, beef, pork and vegetables. Prime Taco will also offer burritos, quesadillas, rice  bowls, and taco salads. Prime Taco is located at 32 Danbury Road, the former Peachwave storefront.  More info: or 203-403-3533.

    Residents Open CoWorker Hub Office Space

    Naugatuck residents David and Rachel Keyser have opened CoWorker Hub at 900 Straits Turnpike in Middlebury, offering affordable office space for entrepreneurs, freelancers, small businesses and start-up companies without a long-term rental contract.

    Many jobs opening at ASML

    ASML, one of the world's leading manufacturers of chip-making lithography equipment for the computer industry, is growing in Wilton. The company announced in October that strong demand for its Deep Ultraviolet Lithography systems, which are the workhorse of the computer chip lithography industry, and its Extreme Ultraviolet Lithography systems, to print on wafers or even smaller objects, is driving the growth as shipments continue to ramp up in support of customer plans.

    Pitch Competition Hopes To Net New Companies For Connecticut

    New insurance technology company will be moving from the Netherlands to Connecticut after winning an international pitch competition.  More that 300 people gathered at the Yale School of Management for the second annual VentureClash event. FRISS, based in Netherlands, uses big data analytics to detect insurance fraud. They've grown very fast in Europe, amassing 120 customers in several countries and $12 million in revenue, they've yet to make an impression in the U.S.

    Whole Foods to hire 6,000 starting Thursday

    Whole Foods Market plans to bring on 6,000 new employees for seasonal and permanent positions on both a full-time and part-time basis. Whole Foods indicated it will be ready to make on-the-spot job offers following interviews, with details online at Opportunities exist for cashiers, prepared food specialists and "culinary experts" in the words of Whole Foods, with the company having grocery stores in Danbury, Darien, Fairfield, Greenwich, Milford and Westport on the Norwalk line.

    Blue Wave Taco opens in Darien

    Fairfield County's newest eatery, Blue Wave Taco, opened this morning at 7 a.m. at 205 Boston Post Road in Darien. Promoting itself as a "coastal drive thru food hut serving killer tacos, burritos and much, much more," Blue Wave Taco also offers delivery and catering services.

    After three months, the Redding Roadhouse reopens

    Those who have recently driven by the Redding Roadhouse, which has been closed since July, may have noticed some movement. Come December, the landmark, at 406 Redding Road, will be back in business.

    Layoff News

  • ESPN Eliminating 150 Studio, Production Jobs In Latest Cuts

    ESPN says it is eliminating 150 studio and production employees as the sports broadcasting giant continues to shift its focus to a more digital future. The company says the layoffs, which were announced Wednesday morning in a memo to employees, don't include on-air talent and will have a minimal impact on the network's signature SportsCenter news program. The sports broadcaster has about 8,000 employees worldwide. ESPN laid off 100 employees in April, including some longtime on-air personalities.

    1. Hartford healthcare data processing facility eliminating 102 jobs

    A New Jersey-based automation and analytics services provider said it is laying off 102 workers at its East Hartford office due to the expiration of a major contract with an undisclosed customer. Conduent Inc. is the parent company of East Hartford's Conduent State Healthcare LLC, which is eliminating the positions at its East Hartford office at 77 Hartland St.