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Laid off from his insurance job, James Rosado now stands to earn a six-figure salary in manufacturing

By the Hartford (CT) Courant

Aug 20, 2019

James Rosado was 45 when his insurance job in Avon got cut, leaving the mid-career underwriter and manager to hunt for work in a contracting industry.

A job services program for displaced workers has helped Rosado, now 50, break into a more stable industry, by retooling him as a precision machinist. Rosado is one of about 135 people this year to enroll in a regional program for those cast out from Connecticut’s sluggish job markets, like insurance and retail, to break into fields where they can advance, like manufacturing and health care.

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