Some of the young people who spoke at the forum.
U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal
John Twomey, CEO of the New York Association of Training and Employment Professionals.
Trisana Spence was among the youth who spoke on the difficulties of finding work in this economy.
Joshua DeLeon also spoke of his experiences in the job market.
Kisha Bird, Project Director, Campaign for Youth at the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP).
From front to back: Commission members Robert Francis and Barbara Ruhe, Rep. Tim Ackert of Vernon, Commission member Ron Ward, Rep. Henry Genga of East Hartford, Rod O'Connor of the state Department of Developmental Services, and Commission members Mary Grace Reed, Josh Piteo, and Alison Hilding.
Conny Doty of the City of Boston's Office of Jobs and Community Services.
Rochelle Finzel, Program Manager, National Conference of State Legislators (NCSL).
Rep. Henry Genga of East Hartford.
Rep. Marie Kirkley-Bey of Hartford.
The speakers included members of 1st District Congressman John Larson's Youth Cabinet. At the microphone is Calvin Brown. Behind him, from left, are Kyera Sterling and Sarah Hague.
Ashley David described the programs she's using to find work.
Dennis Murphy, Deputy Commissioner, Connecticut Department of Labor (DOL)
Tom Phillips, President and CEO of Capital Workforce Partners
Bob Rath, President and CEO of Our Piece of the Pie.
Michael Schroeder, Publisher, New Britain Herald.
State Rep. Diana Urban of North Stonington