Connecticut is struggling to get the word out about high-paying, high-tech manufacturing jobs in the state.
Local, state and federal lawmakers are working to revive Connecticut’s industrial base after a half-century of decline. It seems like at least once a week, a state or federal official is touting a new effort to bring industry back to Connecticut.
While there are fewer manufacturing jobs today than there were 10 years ago, there’s a slow trend towards growth.
But Gen Z — now entering the workforce — came of age as many industrial properties sat vacant in dozens of the state’s towns and cities. There is a lack of awareness about career opportunities in the manufacturing sector.