Jobs in New Britain, Connecticut, United States

Congregationalists founded the first English colony in central Connecticut in 1636 and soon settled throughout the state. They obtained a royal charter in 1662 and governed until 1818. The state has a strong maritime tradition. During the 19th century it also became a major center for financial services and manufacturing.

Irish and southeastern European immigrants came to work in the factories and introduced Catholicism. In the 1950s and 60s, economic expansion led to an influx of Puerto Rican and African-American workers, but 71 percent of the state’s population of 3.5 million is still non-Hispanic and white, and their religious traditions remain influential.

Ending of the Cold War and endemic corruption led to a period of late-20th century decline, but since 2008 the economy has begun to rebound. Finance, insurance and real estate now account for a third of the state’s GDP. manufacturing, the arts and tourism are also important. Affluent communities within commuting distance from New York make Connecticut a high-income state, but wealth is unevenly distributed and many older industrial cities are now impoverished.

NEW BRITAIN – Hardware City

Portrait of Contemporary New Britain

With a population of 72,500 New Britain is the eighth largest city in the state of Connecticut. It is located in Hartford County 9 miles southwest of Hartford, and is the southernmost city in the ‘Knowledge Corridor’ of Greater Hartford CT and Greater Springfield MA.

The current population is comprised mainly of Non-Hispanic Whites (48%),Hispanics (all races, 37%) and Black African-Americans (11%). Hartford County is relatively affluent but New Britain is relatively poor. Median household income is well below both the US and the state averages.

Unemployment is quite high, and although cost of living is relatively low, nearly a quarter of the population lives in poverty. New Britain is home to the Hospital of Central Connecticut (the city’s largest employer), Hospital for Special Care, Grove Hill Medical Center and Moore Medical as well as Central Connecticut State University (the state’s oldest public university, formerly the Teachers’ College of Connecticut) and Charter Oak State College (a public liberal arts college).

The city has the largest Polish population of any in Connecticut, and the Polish community has been instrumental in revitalizing the downtown area both culturally and economically. In 2008 the Broad Street neighborhood was officially designated as ‘Little Poland.’

Natural Environment

The Connecticut River Valley consists of an alluvial floodplain bordered by hilly rural terrain. New Britain lies among soft, rolling hills, covered with young Connecticut forest and brushy woods. The many parks are populated with trees and New Britain’s streets also have many trees lining the sides of the roads. The climate is continental, with four distinct seasons.

Early History and Industrial Revolution

New Britain was settled in 1687 and chartered as a city two centuries later, in 1871.The city’s Broad Street neighborhood has been home to Polish businesses and families since 1890 and by 1930 a quarter of the city was ethnically Polish. The city’s official nickname is ‘Hardware City’ because of its history as a manufacturing center for door bolts and other security products, wrought-iron hardware, coat hangers, planes, levels, rules, and hand tools.

Stanley’s Bolt Manufactory and the Stanley Rule and Level Company merged in 1920, becoming the Stanley Works. The company won an Army-Navy award for wartime production, and has thrived ever since. In 2010 The Stanley Works merged with Black and Decker, a Maryland –based manufacturer of power tools, and located the global headquarters of Stanley Black & Decker, now a Fortune 500 manufacturing conglomerate, in New Britain.

Amenities and Cultural Attractions

Interesting things to do include New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain Industrial Museum, New Britain Youth Museum, Walnut Hill Park and Rose Garden designed by Frederick Law Olmstead, New Britain Symphony Orchestra (founded by Teachers’ College professors in 1948), Hole in the Wall Theater, and The Repertory Theater of New Britain (opened in 1955 and currently used by the Connecticut Theater Company for performances, youth programs and theater education).The city also boasts a major league soccer team, a minor league baseball team and youth baseball programs.

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Cashier new Add to Favorites
Job Description SUMMARY As a Cashier, you are a vital part of our store team that is responsible for the day to day operations and the care and service provided to our customers/patients. This individual is responsible ...
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Membership Assistant new Add to Favorites
Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd
Processes member sign ups, renewals and added cards. Instructs members and potential members about membership, warehouse and credit programs. Assists members regarding item availability. Issues replacement and temporary ...
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Cyient
Cyient is an acknowledged leader in engineering design services, design-led manufacturing, networks and operations, data transformation, and analytics. We collaborate with our clients to help them achieve more and ...
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Community Mental Health Affiliates
Community Mental Health Affiliates ‐ Job DescriptionJob Description: Recovery Specialist II Effective: January 2011 Job Title: Recovery Specialist Residential Reports to: Assistant Program Coordinator; Program ...
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Babysitting new Add to Favorites
I'm looking for a great babysitter for 2 children. Animal lovers please apply (we have pets)! We ask that you handle pickups/drop-offs as needed. It is important to us that you have your own car. Looking for a caregiver ...
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Prudence Crandall Center
JOB DESCRIPTIONFront Desk MonitorUnder the supervision of the Director of Residential Services, the Front Desk Monitor is a professional who assists with all daily activities of Prudence Crandall Center. Including but ...
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Description: ALL ABOUT TARGET As part of our collaborative and guest-obsessed team, you help us create an experience that makes guests say “I love Target!” When you work at Target, you’re helping every ...
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Appliance Repair Technician new Add to Favorites
Demand Pro LLC
Install, calibrate and overhaul household appliance.Generate invoices for repair services and collect payment from customers.Analyze electrical circuit diagrams and test circuits to identify any short-circuit.Test ...
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CCARC Inc
Monday - Friday 6:00am - 8:00am **Some knowledge of American Sign Language is required** General Description of Position: The person in this position will be responsible for providing a wide range of support services ...
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ABCO Wholesale Distributors
This is a commission only based job, so minimal experience in the janitorial and safety supply industry is required, if any. Some sales experience in general is required. We offer a lucrative commission based program ...
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Rich Products Corporation
Rich’s has been able to pull off something rare in the business world: a culture that successfully blends the latest business practices with family values. That means our associates are able to work for a great ...
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Webster Bank
If you're looking for a meaningful career, you'll find it here at Webster. Founded in 1935 by Harold Webster Smith, our focus has always been to put people first-doing whatever we can to help individuals, families and ...
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Core Main Lp
Company Overview About Core & Main Core & Main (www.coreandmain.com) is one of North America's largest distributors of water, sewer, storm, fusible piping and fire protection infrastructure products that ...
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FoodCorps -Connecticut
*If you are interested in submitting a full application, please do so through our website at: https://foodcorps.secure-platform.com/a Who We AreFoodCorps is a nationwide team of AmeriCorps leaders that connects kids to ...
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Town Fair Tire Centers
This job is designed to service all of our Commercial and Wholesale accounts located in a close proximity to the store you are domiciled from. The actual distance traveled is different at each store and is subject to ...
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Connecticut Post
We must be alarmingly enterprising and startlingly original. We must be honest and fearless. And we must spark a revolution. William Randolph Hearst, 1887 The Connecticut Media Group is investing in its sales force and ...
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Copart
The Yard Agent will be responsible for vehicle clean up and general labor throughout the facility. The Yard Agent will prep vehicles for inventory per company guidelines while maintaining company standards for accuracy ...
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Cyient
Cyient is an acknowledged leader in engineering design services, design-led manufacturing, networks and operations, data transformation, and analytics. We collaborate with our clients to help them achieve more and ...
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Autumn Lake Healthcare at New Britain
Autumn Lake Healthcare at New Britain is an established skilled nursing facility in New Britain, CT that is seeking a Maintenance Worker.Maintenance experience required.Job Type: Full-timeExperience:Maintenance: 1 year ...
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Connecticut Tire
Connecticut Tire is a family owned company wholesaling tires throughout Connecticut for over 50 years. We are looking to immediately fill a driver position in our New Britain, CT. location. Essential responsibilities of ...
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