The state of Connecticut was one of the original 13 colonies. The Mohegan Indians called the area Quinnehtukqut, a name that means "Long River Place." Connecticut attained statehood on January 9, 1788. The capital is located in Hartford, and its two largest cities are Bridgeport and New Haven. The state's population is approximately 3.4 million people.
Connecticut is a dynamic state with a long, glorious history. The original settlers primarily focused on agriculture and trade. Due to limited land resources, the colonists quickly turned to manufacturing. Today, the state has a vibrant industry. Jet engines, helicopters and nuclear submarines are built in the state. Connecticut is also known as home to the insurance trade. Marine, fire, life and health insurance coverage all originated in the state. Currently, there are more than 100 insurance companies operating in Connecticut.
Connecticut is proud to offer its state employees an excellent work environment, outstanding career opportunities and a comprehensive benefits package. Benefits are transferable between departments. The state offers flexible health and dental insurance plans. Eligible employees also receive accrued vacation and sick time. Connecticut provides domestic partner benefits and paid jury duty leave. The Dependent Care Assistance Program allows workers with families to use pretax dollars for certified child care services. Known as QTA, the Qualified Transportation Account provides some additional perks. Through QTA, personnel can receive substantial discounts on work-related transportation and parking expenses.
Assistant Regional Director is the highest paying job at State of Connecticut at 123,000 annually.
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