May 05, 2014

Tom Matulaniec wants to hire 105 employees immediately for his Berlin manufacturer Tomz Corp. plus another 60 in the next five years to support the company’s expansion sparked by the growing demand for medical devices. Yet, while Matulaniec’s last round of hiring yielded 127 applicants, only two stayed on as long-term employees. Instead of hoping the next round of applicants will yield better talent, or that training at Connecticut vocational schools and community colleges will churn out suitable graduates, Matulaniec plans to launch his