Cold Weather Protocol In Effect For CT, New Jobseekers Portal Launched, BPRC On The Move

January 19, 2024

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Dearly Beloved Neighbor,

With brutally cold temperatures impacting Connecticut, the state’s severe cold weather protocol has been activated through noon on Monday, January 22, 2024.

Shelters and warming centers are available. Anyone in need of shelter is strongly urged to call 2-1-1 to get connected to these resources.

CT Launches New Jobseekers Portal
Connecticut has launched its new jobs portal,, aimed at assisting state residents — and those seeking to move here — in finding a job. joins and as the next service category in Connecticut's ongoing journey toward an all-digital state government that streamlines and improves access to services and resources. Some of the resources available through include:
  • Powerful job search tools
  • Job search tips and personal help
  • Free and low-cost training, certificate, and classroom programs
  • Resources to help employers hire, train, and retain employees

All of the resources are Connecticut-specific and focus on connecting job seekers with a myriad of employment and workforce development opportunities.

The strong and steady statewide economy continues to add jobs, but employers in some industries still face workforce shortages, and will be a valuable resource to them. This portal also importantly provides employers with information to reach greater numbers of skilled jobseekers from diverse backgrounds, which is critical to a more equitable Connecticut economy.
Black and Puerto Rican Caucus on the Move
The Black and Puerto Rican Caucus seeks input from constituents as it relates to their concerns and ideas about pressing policy issues concerning the Black and Latino communities. We've held a couple of forums already. Please click on the image below to read some of the issues/concerns we've heard as we head into the start of the legislative session on February 7th.
Baby Bonds Success
We’re building a brighter future for Connecticut children born into poverty. In just six months, the first-in-the-nation Connecticut Baby Bonds program has put more than 7,000 working families on a pathway to the middle class and is transforming the future of our state.

As always, please feel free to contact me with any questions, comments or concerns at or 860-240-1371.

In Dedicated and Loyal Service,

Robyn A. Porter

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