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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, an essential element in creating a vibrant, thriving community and its Business Cluster Program.

  • 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, Department of Labor, 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.

For further information regarding job training grants for businesses or workers, please contact the Department of Economic and Neighborhood Development at (203) 287-7030.