New Haven, Connecticut is located on the northern shore of Long Island Sound in New Haven County, and is part of the New York metropolitan area. With a population of 134,023 (2020 United States Census), it is the third-largest city in Connecticut. New Haven is the principal municipality of the Greater New Haven Area.
New Haven was the first planned city in America. A year after it's founding by English Puritans in 1638, eight streets were laid out in a four-by-four grid, creating what is commonly known as the "Nine Square Plan." The central common block is the New Haven Green, a 16-acre square at the center of Downtown New Haven. The Green is now a National Historic Landmark.
New Haven is the home of Yale University, Albertus Magnus College, Southern Connecticut State University, and Gateway Community College.
Yale serves as an integral part of the city's economy. Health care (hospitals and biotechnology), professional services (legal, architectural, marketing, engineering), financial services, and retail trade also contribute to the city's economic activity.
The city has numerous theaters and production houses, museums and musical venues, including Yale Repertory Theater, Long Wharf Theater, the Shubert Theater; the Peabody Museum of Natural History; Toad's Place, and Cafe Nine. New Haven is home to dozens of Zagat-rated restaurants, representing cuisines from across the world; the best pizza in the country, and the (true) birthplace of the hamburger.
About the City of New Haven Department of Human Resources:
The Department of Human Resources is responsible for a variety of services for the City of New Haven's diverse workforce - current and potential: This includes: policy, training, recruitment and hiring, job classification studies, and work-life programs. Our office also maintains Medical Benefits enrollment for both the City and Board of Education. In addition, the Department of Human Resources provides expert assistance and information to our internal and external customers.
We team with other City departments to address current and future hiring needs and to ensure that staffing plans achieve and maintain diverse staff representation. We provide departments with information, advice, consultation and support on human resource issues which assists them in creating a flexible and responsive workforce that, in turn, delivers effective and efficient services to the community.
Our department works with employees and supervisors to manage leaves of absence in compliance with FMLA, ADA, Civil Service and contractual obligations. The staff works to enhance the organizational values of customer service, equitable treatment, appreciation of diversity, collaborative teamwork, employee and organizational creativity and productivity, and effective communication. Additionally, we ensure compliance with state and federal employment laws, and process complaints as needed.
For specific information regarding your areas of interest in the City of New Haven, please visit www.newhavenct.gov.