NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH)- Connecticut is receiving a $1.2 million grant to develop and implement a program to help keep Americans employed. The funds are authorized under a provision in the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012, that was based on part of Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro’s (CT-3) Layoff Prevention Act. Twenty nine states have work share laws in place.
“We need innovative ways to address the challenges employers are facing in today’s difficult economy,” said DeLauro. “Connecticut is at the forefront of this effort, as they are in so many of the areas affecting working families, such as paid sick days and the minimum wage.”