Large Business or Small Business Employment – What’s Best for You?

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According to the latest U.S. Census Bureau data and an article from Small Business & Entrepreneurship (SBE) Council, small businesses (those with less than 500 employees) make up a whopping 99.7% of the 5.73 million employer firms that are in the United States. And of that 99.7%, close to 90% (89.6%) are businesses with less […]


Industrial Jobs Outlook for CT

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Based on several recent reports from last quarter, it’s not looking like 2016 will be the year for tremendously strong job growth in the industrial/manufacturing sector. That projection applies not only to CT and the U.S. as a whole, but to countries around the world. The good news, though, is there are promising outlooks for […]


A Look at the Most Innovative States in America (CT is on the List!)

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If you had to guess which five states in the U.S. are the most innovative, which ones would you pick? Well, if you’re the Bloomberg U.S. Innovation Index, you’d pick Massachusetts to take top honors. You would follow that up with long-time winner California, followed by Washington state, New Jersey and…drumroll…Connecticut. About the Innovation Index […]


5 Ways to Avoid Co-Worker Conflict

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Conflict resolution in the workplace can be a stressful thing. But if you acknowledge it and try to work through the issues at hand in a thoughtful manner, you can often take the situation from bad to good. Here are 5 ways to avoid co-worker conflict: 1 – Don’t gossip Nothing positive comes out of […]


Worker FAQs from the CT Dept of Labor

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So you’ve landed a new job here in the Constitution State…or maybe you’re in the midst of looking for CT employment. Good for you! You might have a few employment-related questions and that’s to be expected. The CT Department of Labor website can be a good resource to get some answers before you speak with […]


How to Apply for CT Employment with A.R. Mazzotta

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If you’re in the market for a CT job, you’ve come to the right place. A.R. Mazzotta is your CT staffing agency! With four offices, we serve all corners of the state and our staffing experts really know the people and businesses of CT. Here are a few things you should know about applying for […]


25 Simple Ways to Motivate Yourself

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So we’re a few weeks into the new year. Are you following through on your new year’s resolutions? According to the Statistic Brain Research Institute, the top five resolutions are these: lose weight, get organized, spend less and save more, enjoy life to the fullest, and stay fit and healthy. Sounds about right! Now here’s […]


Staffing 101 from A.R. Mazzotta

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If you’re new to the world of staffing – whether you are on the hiring side or the job seeking side of the business – there are a few industry terms you’ll want to familiarize yourself with as you begin your journey. So welcome to Staffing 101 from A.R. Mazzotta! We’ve pulled together a short […]


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 Look at 2016 Staffing Trends

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It will soon be a new year, and with it comes new trends for staffing firms and HR managers. What’s the outlook for 2016? Here are a few of the latest trends as reported by TLNT, a popular blog for talent management and HR professionals. More competition for the best talent Candidates may be easier […]