Jobs in CT Created by NU
Posted on August 24, 2009
One company is helping to maintain and create jobs in CT.
Northeast Utilities recently moved its corporate headquarters to Hartford, in the process relocating 167 employees from the company’s executive offices and corporate functions. In addition, a walk-in customer care center will soon be established in the town, with hopes to improve access for Connecticut Light & Power and Yankee Gas customers.
NU’s campus in Berlin will continue to be used by company employees. It still serves as the headquarters for Connecticut Light & Power, Yankee Gas and NU Transmission. The company still has 1,800 employees in Berlin and is planning to create more in the near future.
“We continue to focus on three things in Connecticut: jobs, jobs, jobs,” Gov. M. Jodi Rell told The Herald. “The continued growth of NU adds new luster to downtown and bodes well for the overall strength of our economy.”
NU purchased the building now housing its headquarters in 2008 from the Phoenix Companies, with plans to renovate and upgrade systems and portions of the building’s office space. As part of the renovation, the company used materials that are environmentally friendly and will maximize the depletion of natural resources, including low-emissions paints, carpeting containing 40 percent recycled content, workstation and chair fabrics from sustainable design materials and digitally controlled HVAC systems.
“We are excited to expand NUâ€™s commitment to downtown Hartford and to be part of the positive momentum in the city,” Charles Shivery, NU chairman, president and chief executive officer, said. “With this relocation, weâ€™ve made a long-term commitment to Hartford and the State of Connecticut.”
“(NU is) an important economic development partner for the city, region and state,” Hartford Mayor Eddie Perez said. “Its relocation contributes to our revitalization, creating new jobs, and is just another example that Hartford is ‘open for business.'”