It's been a year since the start of the pandemic and many local companies and businesses had to either let people go or lay them off.

Now that we're starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel, we can look at the data of those who are unemployed. According to statistics from ctpost.com, the U.S. Department of Labor reported almost 6,900 Connecticut workers filed first time claims for unemployment compensation during the second week of February, up some 780 claims from the previous week.

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The good news is there are a number of major retailers across the state, and right in Greater Danbury who have positions available. Here's a look at twelve of them that might be looking for you.

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