South Central One-Stop Career Center
Help to get your first job, a better job, or training to improve your skills.
To get started, call (860) 612.1784 OR walk in during business hours at any of our locations
Free of Charge Services:
- State-of-the-art computer labs to search for hiring companies, write resumes or cover letters and post your resume
- Strategies for creating winning resumes and engaging in successful interviews
- Job search and skill training workshops that give you the edge
- Professional Career Advisors that can pinpoint the training and skills you need to find the job you want
- Business Services Specialists who help match eligible candidates to job openings
- Labor market and upcoming job fair information
- Online or in-classroom job training funding (if available)
Over 3,700 people came for help last year. 84% rated our services excellent - 16% rated them good.
Exceeding our goals last year to help:
-Adults in our region get jobs
-Our youth get jobs, go to school, earn a degree/certificate, and improve literacy/math skills.
Career and talent search services are open to any job seeker or employer residing within CT's South Central region. Training applicants must be 18 years or older, must meet income guidelines and must complete the eligibility determination and assessment process. All information is strictly confidential.
Locations, Hours & Contact Information
New Haven (Main Office)
560 Ella T. Grasso Boulevard
Phone: (203) 624.1493
Mondays & Wednesdays:
Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays:
37 Marne Street
Phone: (203) 859.3312
Mondays – Fridays:
Kathleen Quinn, Regional Director
85 West Main Street
Phone: (203) 238.3688
Mondays & Thursdays:
Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Fridays:
My name is “Robert” but back then I was known as prisoner number “043852” (fictitious name and number). Near the end of my sentence I got into trouble and landed in segregation. Segregation is worse than prison; it is a prison within a prison. I was totally isolated. Whatever hope I had at this point was gone; I had nothing to look forward to, no job and no prospects for the future.
“Mark” (fictitious name) came to visit me about 2 weeks before my release. The guards brought me to a room and chained me to the wall. With no access to a razor or comb, I hadn’t looked in a mirror in over 3 weeks. The look on Mark’s face was the only mirror I needed. I could tell that he thought I was a serial killer, but the look in his eyes lasted only a second.
In the next second he reached out his hand to me and said, “Hi, My name is Mark Stone and I work for the South Central One-Stop Career Center. Your parole officer sent me and I’m here to help you get your life back. It’s over.” Mark’s sincerity struck me like a sledgehammer. Normally very cynical and not easily swayed by words, these 2 simple words, “It’s over,” began to change my life. I don’t even remember what he said next.
For the first time in a very long time, I was hopeful and able to imagine a better future. If this was the only gift that Mark ever gave me, I would still be in his debt.
Since my release, Mark has worked tirelessly to help me find a decent job. He recently told me he secured funding for me to return to college. College! This was a dream that I thought had died a long time ago. Instead, I will start next fall.
Mark tells me he’s just doing his job but I’d like to think it’s more than that. How can I even begin to thank him and the South Central One-Stop Center for these gifts?