Labor agency receives $1 million grant to improve website

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut’s Department of Labor has received nearly $1 million from the federal government to help modernize its technology systems and redesign portions of the agency’s website.

The $924,509 in funding comes from the National Dislocated Worker Grant. Commissioner Scott Jackson says the funds will ultimately help the state agency provide “real-time data to better meet the needs of today’s jobseekers and employers.”

While the state already provides various services to individuals and the business community, Jackson says they often “do not offer technology options that fit current needs.”

For that reason, the Department of Labor is streamlining website content and making it more mobile-friendly. Also, some of the grant money will be used to purchase tablets that will allow agency staff to provide onsite technology to jobseekers.