CT Labor Department Hits Busy Season

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The craziness of the holiday season has faded and everyone is back to their regularly scheduled routine. But things haven’t calmed down quite as much for the CT Department of Labor. From late December through mid-February, the unemployment benefits division faces its busy season. For those needing to file for unemployment benefits this time of […]


A.R. Mazzotta Year in Review

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Thankfully, it’s been another busy year at A.R. Mazzotta! There were good times, bad times and in-between times – and hey, that’s the recruiting business! With economic, societal and legislative changes we certainly have to keep on our toes. But it’s the wonderful employers and job candidates we work with every day who truly make it […]


Build a Better Performance Review

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For most managers, the performance review process is a time-consuming and sometimes stressful task. And, thanks in part to new performance appraisal software tools and ever-evolving workplace environments and cultures, performance reviews are now carried out in lots of different ways. But no matter how you conduct them, there are certain performance review tips that […]


How to Ace Your Second Job Interview

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You made it through the first job interview – and did so with flying colors. How do you know? Because you just got a call-back for a second interview. The coveted call-back! Joy sets in, then some nerves start flowing. Could this be the one? Are you really going to land this new gig? You’ve […]


In Review: The Skilled Trades Sector in CT

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October is Manufacturing Month…so let’s take a look at the skilled trades sector. It has changed a lot in recent years – not only in CT, but throughout the U.S. The biggest factor impacting this market is the shortage of workers who are equipped to take on the skilled trade jobs that are such an […]


CT Employment Laws for Paying Employees

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We decided to take a walk down memory lane today and go into the A.R. Mazzotta blog archives to re-share one of our most popular posts. The topic? CT employment laws on compensation. This post was originally shared in 2013 but it’s updated to reflect the latest CT rules and regulations. What is Connecticut’s minimum […]


2015 CBIA CT Business Survey

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The Connecticut Business & Industry Association (CBIA), our state’s leading business organization, publishes the Survey of Connecticut Businesses report in conjunction with BlumShapiro, New England’s largest regional business advisory firm. Now in its 14th year, the survey takes a look at many aspects of the CT business community – from profitability and legislative priorities to […]


Tips for Replacing Summer Workers

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Summer is just about here and gone. How did THAT happen? Many companies rely on seasonal workers or interns to help keep operations moving at full throttle during the summer months. But what happens when those workers return to college or their other work/life commitments and you still need the extra hands to get all […]


A.R. Mazzotta Announces Opening of Watertown, CT Office

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A.R. Mazzotta has big news! We are delighted to announce the opening of our agency’s fourth office. On July 6th, we cut the ribbon to our new Watertown, CT location that will serve Litchfield and Fairfield Counties. The office will focus on staffing for the manufacturing industry but will manage some clerical positions as well. […]


3 Reasons Exit Interviews are Important

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Exit interviews come in different shapes and sizes depending on the company that’s conducting the interview. It could be a face-to-face meeting with HR or it could be an online survey or paper form that gets filled out. No matter how it’s done, exit interviews are an important part of the HR process – as […]