Jobs in Stamford, 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.

STAMFORD – Lock City

Portrait of Contemporary Stamford

With a population of 129,000, Stamford is the third largest city in the state of Connecticut. It is located in Fairfield County, a heavily urbanized metropolitan area in western Connecticut on the northern shore of Long Island Sound. Non-Hispanic Whites comprise 53 percent of the current population, with Hispanics (all races, 24%), Black African-Americans (13%) and Asians (8%) accounting for most of the rest.

Fairfield is an affluent county, and Stamford is an affluent city. Median household income is well above both US and state averages, while unemployment and poverty are low. Stamford is currently home to one of the largest concentrations of corporations in the nation. There are a number of industrial R&D labs (chemicals, electrical and optical devices, electronics, pharmaceuticals), and precision manufacturing is significant.

The city is a major retail destination for all of Fairfield County. Stamford Waterside Design District is a residential neighborhood and shopping area dedicated to interior design and architecture, and Harbor Point is a large mixed use development project on the south shore, in an expansion area known as New Stamford.

Stamford comprises a number of towns and villages projecting northward from a small portion of the southwestern Connecticut coast, near the border with New York State. Once a summer playground for wealthy New Yorkers, it is now a fully developed urban area. The climate is generally mild, though subject to extreme storms.

Early History and Industrial Revolution

In 1640 settlers began farming on a tract of land west of Norwalk, founded Stamford and set up a mill there. In the 18th century the town developed into a prosperous commercial center for the West Indian trade. Beginning around 1850, it began to industrialize. Yale & Towne Lock Works grew to dominate the economy, but smaller factories in the South End also manufactured a wide variety of goods such as billiard tables, chemicals, hardware, ovens, pianos, postage meters, and wires and cables.

The town of Long Ridge Village to the north also became a center for the shoe industry. Labor demand in the factories led to an influx of foreign workers which transformed the South End into an ethnically diverse working class neighborhood and it still retains its distinct character.

In 1893 Stamford incorporated as a city. Initially New Yorkers just summered there, but later it became the primary residence for many professionals and businesses executives from New York. In the 1960s the city embarked on an ambitious downtown urban renewal project involving construction of tall office buildings. Many corporations relocated from downtown New York to Stamford in order to lower costs. This trend has continued until today.

Amenities and Cultural Attractions

South End and Long Ridge Village Historic Districts celebrate Stamford’s industrial heyday (1870 to 1930). For access to nature, there are six parks, an arboretum, a community center for environmental education, a museum and nature center, and an astronomical observatory.

Cultural offerings include a symphony orchestra, an opera company, a chamber music group, a summer concert series, a downtown art space, a loft artists’ association, two live theaters, a TV studio, and several cinemas. There is also a full range of sporting facilities, a yacht club, youth hockey, and professional soccer team.

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