On Tuesday, March 31, 2015, the Connecticut Department of Labor (CT DOL) – Office of Research, released their Business and Employment Changes Announced in the Media report. The only Connecticut-based company on the CT DOL’s list that reported long-term hiring plans in the Month of March, who did not receive a government loan, was Mohegan Sun Casinos.
This popular Indian resort and casino destination attracts visitors globally. Located in Uncasville, Mohegan Sun will be building a new hotel tower in the fall of 2016 and their expansion plans will include the hiring of 1,000 employees.
As for the nine companies in Connecticut who received aid in the form of State loans that announced plans to hire, two-to-six years out, they are…
Novitex Enterprise of Windsor, 200 new jobs; Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in Branford, 145 new jobs; Praxair Corporation of Danbury, 120 new jobs; GKN Aerospace Service Structure Corp. of Cromwell, 100 new jobs; S&S Worldwide of Colchester, 40 new jobs; R&D Dynamics Corporation of Bloomfield, 38 new jobs; HABCO Industries of Glastonbury, 37 new jobs; Windsor Marketing Group of Suffield, 27 new jobs; and Leipold Inc. of Windsor, 20 new jobs.
The grand total of new jobs to be created: 727
As for the layoffs reported in March, UTC Aerospace Systems of Windsor Locks laid off 90 employees, United Airlines of Windsor Locks will lay-off 69 employees in May, and RBS Securities Inc. of Stamford will lay-off 42 employees.
The grand total of layoffs: 201