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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Part-timeNew Britain home needs a part-time house cleaner. Ideal match will meet the requirements below. Bathroom Cleaning Kitchen Cleaning Window Washing
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 14th February
Pick up from school. Pick up time is at 325 from the school. Care starts 2-3 days a week and will likely become 5 days a week as my job goes from part time to full time hours. Additional needs include pick up / drop ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 13th February
We need a babysitter for our 1 child in New Britain. And we're looking now! You'll be responsible for pickups and drop-offs. It is important to us that you have your own car.
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 8th February
Job Description: The Plant Controller functions as the leading accounting professional in the plant and is responsible for the accurate and timely reporting of results and maintenance of the company’s assets ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 12th February
Executive Team Leader – Human Resources About us: One of the world’s leading and most recognized brands comes to life in our stores, where guests are still captivated by everything that made them fall in ...
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I just need a few hours to get schoolwork done once or twice a week. Typically the oldest will be napping at this time. It is expected that children will be played with, changed, and fed as needed.
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 14th February
Part-timeNew Britain family needs a part-time nanny. Must love kids! Our ideal match will meet the requirements below. Animal lovers please apply (we have pets)!
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The Operations Manager is a member of the Store Management team, and as such, fulfills the company purpose of helping people on their path to better health by driving store execution and performance while building ...
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Executive Team Leader – Salesfloor / Guest Experience About us: One of the world’s leading and most recognized brands comes to life in our stores, where guests are still captivated by everything that ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 16th February
The Global Supply Management (GSM) team is a strategic sourcing organization focused on leveraging the company’s scale to achieve best possible price, quality, service, and delivery across all categories of spend. ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 12th February
ContractI am a registered nurse. I am working a 12 week contract with 12 hour shifts and would need a sitter for 13-14 hours a day while I am at work. Additional needs include meal prep, having a reliable car and a ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 9th February
About the Company: For the builders and protectors, for the makers and explorers, for those shaping and reshaping our world through hard work and inspiration. Stanley Black & Decker works to provide the tools and ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 15th February
Job Summary: Stanley Black & Decker (SBD) is adopting a new class of technology as a solution to address business needs and support continuous improvement. Intelligent Automation (IA), currently consisting of Rapid ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 13th February
Community Mental Health Affiliates
Community Mental Health Affiliates ‐ Job DescriptionJob Description: Residential Monitor Effective: January 2011 Job Title: Residential Monitor Reports to: Assistant Program Coordinator; Program Coordinator ...
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Polamer Precision, Inc.
Position: CNC VTL Machine Operator Vertical Turning Lathe Employee Type: Full-Time SHIFT OPENINGS: 1st Shift 4th Shift: 6:00AM-6:00PM M-Th. 5th Shift: 6:00PM-6:00AM M-Th. Polamer Precision is seeking a highly motivated, ...
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Hospital of Central Connecticut
Organization: New Britain General Job Posting: Feb 6, 2019 Gift Shop Clerk / Auxiliary - (19151679) Description Work where every moment matters. Every day, almost 20,000 Hartford HealthCare employees come to work with ...
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Rich Products Corporation
The QA Technician's purpose is to assure food safety through HACCP compliance monitoring, implementing corrective actions and reporting of deviations to the QA Manager. KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES/OUTCOMES Document test ...
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Rich Products Corporation
The CIP Operator will be responsible for sanitizing the production areas & utensils using chemicals and equipment per FDA guidelines.KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES/OUTCOMES Set up of utensils for shift Conduct sanitation of ...
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U.S. Army
$30,000 - $60,000 a yearPart-time, ContractOverviewInformation technology specialists are responsible for maintaining, processing and troubleshooting military computer systems/operations.Job DutiesMaintenance of ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 8th February
The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc
Responsible for oversight of accurate and timely completion of assigned damage appraisals and the most economical means of repair or replacement, when necessary, helping establish Total Loss values and handling ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 17th February