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Connect-Ability Staffing - Bureau of Rehabilitation Services
To respond to the ever-challenging employment landscape, Connecticut employers have an effective resource:  Connect-Ability Staffing of Connecticut’s Bureau of Rehabilitation Services (BRS)
Connect-Ability Staffing under the Bureau of Rehabilitation Services, helps employers build a more competitive workforce with qualified people who happen to have a disability. We offer a variety of programs, services and incentives, including:
Pre-screened Applicants. Access an extensive source of pre-screened applicants who have proven qualifications to meet your specific criteria.
On-the-Job Training/Internships. Train a new employee that can meet your specific needs with an internship before making a job offer. While in the program, the employer will work with a BRS representative to develop training specifics and provide assistance with recommendations and resources. BRS will cover the employer’s training expenses. For more information select the following link to download the brochure: OJT.pdf
Risk-Free Trial (Working Interviews). Learn more about a job candidate’s skills to evaluate his/her performance first-hand prior to making a job offer.

Tax Credit Program Information. We help you identify and access tax incentives to cover accommodation costs for employees and/or customers with disabilities to make their business environment accessible.

Employment Network & Ticket To Work. Connecticut’s BRS can act as an true “employment network” to bring together candidates who are receiving Social Security disability benefits with employers who can put their skills to work. When combined with other programs, an employer may be able to recoup a portion of first-year wages for each new employee with a disability.
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Contact the Employment Consultant in your region:
New Britain/Hartford/Enfield
Zahra Jolly
Phone: (860) 538-0491 or (860) 612-3581 
New Haven
Sanjiv Chaturvedi
Phone:  (203) 974-3004  
Norwich/Danielson/New London
Megan Provost
Phone: (860) 881-8746 or (860) 859-5730
Carly Duffy
Phone: (203) 449-4615 or (203) 551-5512
Lauren McAulay
Phone: (203) 207-8990
Susan Burton
Phone: (203) 578-4566
Middletown/New Haven
Ronald Thomas
Phone: (860) 740-1085
Bureau of Education and Services for the Blind
Jonathan Richmond
Phone: (860) 602-4031
Employer Resources:
Researching Background
Information about State Department of Labor resources may be of interest to the following:
Potential employers looking for incentives to hire individuals with criminal histories.
Service providers.

Individuals with criminal histories who are looking for assistance in finding employment.

Researchers and policy makers considering what programs are effective and serve their intended purpose.
The Federal Bonding Program provides fidelity bonding insurance coverage to individuals with criminal histories and other high-risk job applicants who are qualified, but fail to get jobs because regular commerical bonding is denied due to their backgrounds. Visit
Tax Credits
The federal Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) reduces the tax liablity of private for profit employers, providing an incentive for employers to hire individuals from eight different targeted groups: TANF recipients, veterans, ex-felons, high risk youth, summer youth, food stamp recipients, and vocational rehabilitation referrals.
Recruiting and Hiring
For more information on hiring individuals with disabilities:
Visit the below website for resources for recruiting, employing and accommodating people with disabilities in the workplace.
Join the CT Business Leadership Network (CTBLN)
CTBLN is an employer-driven association of small, medium and large companies working with government organizations and community service agencies. CTBLN strives to maximize employment opportunities for people with disabilities by working with businesses, governmental organizations and community service agencies in supportive and productive partnerships. Our mission is to improve recruitment and retention of qualified persons with disabilities, establish an inclusive work culture and promote the adoption of best practice initiatives.
Visit their website for more information and learn how to become a member

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