Jobs in Waterbury, 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.

WATERBURY – Brass City

Portrait of Contemporary Waterbury

With a population of 108,000, Waterbury is the fifth largest city in the state of Connecticut. It is located in the northern part of New Haven County in the Naugatuck River Valley. New Haven is an affluent county, but Waterbury is one of Connecticut’s impoverished post-industrial cities.

Most factories did not survive the nationwide decline in manufacturing in the 1970s and 80s.Today the city is primarily a residential suburb of New Haven and belongs to the Greater New Haven metropolitan area. The population is comprised mainly of Non-Hispanic Whites (45%), Hispanics (all races, 31%) and Black African-Americans (18%).

Most residents work either at Yale University or in low-paying service and retail jobs in New Haven and other nearby coastal cities. Median household income is well below both US and state averages. Unemployment is quite high and a quarter of the population lives in poverty. Taxes are high, the government is corrupt, city services are poor and crime is rampant.

However, housing is cheap, there are some good schools and various amenities appeal to commuters.

Natural Environment

Waterbury sits in a scenic location at the confluence of a number of streams that feed into the Naugatuck River. The climate is continental, with cold, snowy winters and warm, humid summers.

Early History and Industrial Revolution

The settlement of Waterbury was recognized as a town in 1686. Frequent flooding limited the town’s growth in the 18th century, but early in the 19th century, industrialists harnessed the town’s waters to provide power for their factories. Waterbury soon became known for production of brass, copper, brass products, watches and clocks.

The city’s manufacturing base experienced losses during the Great Depression of the 1930s, but recovered when its factories were converted to wartime production during WWII. In 1880 the Waterbury Watch Company began mass producing cheap pocket watches. Ingersoll & Bro. bought the company in 1912 and sold it in 1922 to the Waterbury Clock Company. In the 1930s, the company gained fame with the ‘Mickey Mouse’ watch. During and just after WWII it produced military wristwatches and precision fuse timers. The company became the United States Time Corporation in 1944 and introduced the Timex watch in 1950. It was rebranded again in 1969 as Timex and is still a dominant international player, with US headquarters in Waterbury. The 19th century workforce was comprised mainly of European immigrants, many of them Irish Roman Catholic, and the young priest who founded the Knights of Columbus in New Haven was a beloved native of Waterbury.

Amenities and Cultural Attractions

Ethnic communities distinguish the city’s 25 neighborhoods. In the 19th century, clusters of shops at the street corners created villages within the city. For many people, home, work and community life was contained within their neighborhood. Downtown, a short walk away, was “the city”, offering live theater, fancy stores, parades and spectacles.

Although many parts of the old downtown are now derelict, restoration has begun. Brass Mill Center &Commons is a popular shopping venue, built on the site of the old Scovill Manufacturing Co. buildings near the center of town, where the Timexpo Museum is also located. The Palace Theater, a movie/vaudeville house from 1922 to 1987, reopened in 2004 as a multi-purpose Center for the Performing Arts.

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Post University
Post University is currently seeking an Assistant Program Chair, Liberal Arts to join our Academic Affairs team. Are you a champion for both student and university success? Are you looking for a challenging and ...
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Trinity Health Of New England
Provide clinical & clerical support to the unit including, but not limited to, phlebotomy, EKG''s, obtaining specimens & various testing. Heavy clerical duties involving patient registration, discharge planning, ...
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Location Waterbury, CT 06702-2005 Job Description This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit, charitable organization committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and ...
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Trinity Health Of New England
Answers all inside and outside calls courteously, promptly, and according to hospital procedures.** Activates beepers for both internal and external calls. Schedules Hearing impaired interrupters and maintaining logs ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 8th June
Overview Retail Store Manager We believe that to be effective leaders at 7-Eleven, we must think about the needs of our guests and our teams before we tend to our own needs. We call this Servant Leadership, and it's the ...
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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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Cat's Corner Veterinary Hospital
Cat’s Corner Veterinary Hospital in Oxford, CT is looking for an experienced, hardworking, energetic, enthusiastic, and friendly veterinary assistant. We are a feline dedicated practice, so experience handling ...
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POSITION SUMMARY: AutoZone's Part-Time Auto Parts Delivery Driver performs work in the operation of a vehicle to assure safe delivery of parts to and from commercial customers. In addition, this AutoZoner will be ...
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Pareto Law
Job Title: Client Services AssociateSector: Investment/FinanceAn exciting, disruptive enterprise, our client is changing the way companies think about investment markets. They’re looking for ambitious college ...
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Glass and Mirror Company
We are seeking a highly organized and responsible Office Assistant to join our growing organization. In this position, you will perform clerical tasks, answer phones, maintaining the job files efficiently, communication ...
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Janitorial Positions: Monday-Friday, 6:00pm-10:00pm. WEEKLY PAY Location: WATERBURY, VT Part time evening cleaning positions, no experience needed. Immediate Openings & Multiple Shifts Available!Full Time Part Time ...
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Ashe Construction LLC
Ashe Construction is looking for a full time equipment operator to join our team. We are a small, family owned and operated construction company that specializes in site work development. Most of our sites are located ...
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Summary: Floor Staff team members are classified based on individual theatre needs, and/or employee availability, as either variable hour, part-time fixed, part-time regular or full-time hourly employees whose primary ...
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Diagnostic Radiology Associates
Busy Radiology office looking for Full Time clerical staff 40 hours per week. Duties include answering phones, scheduling appointments and checking in patients. Must be able to multi-task. Experience preferred but ...
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Famous Footwear
At Famous Footwear, we believe our shoes empower us to take the next step toward becoming our best selves. We support our Associates in every step forward. When we are inspired to be our best, our potential is ...
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National Courier and Trucking
Part time driving position around greater Waterbury area with cdl required but must be comfortable driving 16 foot box truck if needed...clean license a must..retirees welcome...must be able to pass DOT ...
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Trinity Health Of New England
Perform daily cleaning tasks for patients rooms, resident rooms, nursing station, lounges, restrooms, offices, clinical areas assigned in accordance with standard procedures of the facility, as well as department ...
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Waterbury family needs a part-time nanny. Must love kids! Our ideal match will meet the requirements below. It is important to us that you have your own car. Looking for a caregiver for my infant daughter. Looking for ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 16th June
Famous Footwear
At Famous Footwear, our shoes empower us to step forward and become our best selves. When we are inspired to be our best, our potential is limitless. Make the next step in your retail career with Famous Footwear. We ...
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Community Mental Health Affiliates
Reports to: Program Coordinator II – Family Based Recovery Department: FBR/ Child and Family Services Program: FBR/FSP Job Code: CASMGR Job Grade: 17 TitlesReporting Into: None FLSA Exemption:Exempt X ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 8th June