Conn. Department of Labor

The Connecticut Department of Labor has shut down nearly two dozen nail salons across the state. The Labor Department says it's responding to complaints from nail salon employees about health and employment practices.

Unannounced visits on Aug. 3 resulted in stop work orders on more than 20 nail salons in Branford, Darien, Hartford, New Haven, Southport, Stamford, and Westport.

The Labor Department also recovered more than $47,000 in wages allegedly owed to employees and penalized businesses $100,000 for alleged pay and records violations.

More jobs in Conn. & Long Island in March

Apr 17, 2014

March labor numbers for Connecticut and Long Island were released Thursday. Connecticut’s labor report shows the state added 4,900  jobs in March, helping to restore some of the jobs lost in a sudden dive in January. On Long Island, employers added over 14,000 private sector jobs in March compared to a year ago.

Labor numbers out Thursday show a slight increase in employment in Connecticut, and a dip on Long Island.  Labor economists on both sides of the Sound say the weather is playing a key role.