Unemployment Insurance is a division of the Connecticut Department of Labor. The department is responsible for protecting and promoting the interests of workers in the state. It assists workers and employers to become competitive in the global economy. The Connecticut Department of Labor administers various apprenticeship programs that provide technical assistance, monitoring and consulting services to qualified employers. The department also offers job search and training solutions. Its Alien Certification Unit acts as an agent for the Department of Labor and responds to requests for prevailing wages and conducts pre-occupancy inspections of migrant housing.