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July 2019

Sounds Family Outing

Play Ball!

Over the past 25 years Thomas & Company has always celebrated our colleagues and their families for their commitment to the company. Our annual Sounds baseball outing gives us all a chance to celebrate our accomplishments and enhance our solidarity.

On July 25th Thomas & Company took over the outfield stands with 340 colleagues and family members.  Sporting our 25 Year Anniversary baseball tee shirts, we enjoyed getting out of the office and having some fun enjoying the sights and SOUNDS of baseball.

Check out the highlight video below of our wonderful outing.

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Sounds Game Company Outing

TEXAS: DUA BENEFITS UPDATE

Recent storms and flooding have put many Texans’ jobs in jeopardy. The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) is currently accepting applications for Disaster Unemployment Assistance in the following counties:

Cameron, Hidalgo, Willacy.

Those eligible may apply ONLINE HERE.

This information must be sent within 21 days of filing the application by mail:
Texas Workforce Commission, P.O. Box 149137, Austin, TX, 78714-9137 or by fax: 512-936-3250.

To learn more, please click here to view and/or download Thomas & Company’s Benefits Update PDF.

Leadership Development Program Class of 2019 Announced!

Now in its fifth year, Thomas & Company’s Leadership Development  Program (LDP) provides avenues of growth and advancement for our top performers and, in turn, strengthens the company as a whole.

Participants are exposed to all areas of the business, expand cross-functional knowledge, build leadership skills and engage in key company initiatives with members of the company’s management team.

Congratulations to the 2019 Leadership Development Program participants:

(From left to right)

Alex Starks (Claims)
Marva Hopkins (Admin)
Dana Stark (Tax)
Matthew Clark (Claims)
Lacey Wilson (EWV)
Ariel Bernard (Claims)

See the 2018 participants, and learn more about Thomas & Company’s LDP.

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report W/E July 13, 2019

The Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims report for the week ending July 13, 2019 has been released by the Department of Labor.

  • Seasonally adjusted initial claims: 216,000
  • 4 week moving average: 218,750
  • Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate: 1.2%
  • Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment number: 1,723,000
  • 4-week moving average: 1,701,000
  • Number of unadjusted claims: 243,513
  • Unadjusted insured unemployment rate: 1.2%
  • Unadjusted number claiming UI benefits: 1,699,098

The full news release report can be downloaded here.

SOAR to Wellness

SOAR to Wellness

Objective: To create a program to enable the success of individual colleague wellness.

DESCRIPTION:  Over the next 75 days (7/17 – 9/30), we will be providing opportunities for our colleagues to focus on their wellness.  A point value will be associated with each one of these opportunities, allowing each individual employee to earn points on their path to wellness.
This program will not focus solely on physical health.  We are taking more of a holistic approach to well being.  Our program will focus on and have opportunities with physical, mental, dietary, social/teamwork, preventative, developmental, goal setting, accountability, financial, philanthropic, environmental, etc.
Why SOAR?
Each letter represents one of our Core Values.  Solidarity, Own It, Always Improving, Remember Who We Are.  Each one of these core values in concert with each other will enable our success when focusing on wellness.
 
The Logo?
The star at the highest point of the logo represents putting our Core Purpose at the apex of what we do, To Enable Success.  For our clients this means saving time, money, and mitigating risk through lasting relationships.  We believe this program will allow us to do this even better than we do today.  The star also represents putting our own personal and professional growth with an entrepreneurial spirit at the top of what we do.  The owl, acknowledges the wise decisions we face on a daily basis, plus we needed a bird with a name like SOAR!

 

MISSOURI: DUA BENEFITS UPDATE

Damage resulting from storms that began April 29th in the state of Missouri have caused a disruption in the employment of many Missourians. It has been announced that victims in the following counties may be eligible for up to 36 weeks of Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA):

Andrew, Atchison, Boone, Buchannan, Carroll, Chariton, Cole, Greene, Holt, Jackson, Jasper, Lafayette, Lincoln, Livingston, Miller, Osage, Pike, Platte, Pulaski, and St. Charles Counties.

Please note there is an application deadline of August 9, 2019. To learn more, please click here to view and/or download Thomas & Company’s Benefits Update PDF.

UNEMPLOYMENT WEEKLY CLAIMS REPORT W/E July 11, 2019

The Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims report for the week ending July 6, 2019 has
been released by the Department of Labor.

  •  Seasonally adjusted initial claims: 209,000
  •  4 week moving average: 219,250
  •  Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate: 1.2%
  • Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment number: 1,723,000
  •  4-week moving average: 1,694,750
  •  Number of unadjusted claims: 232,688
  •  Unadjusted insured unemployment rate: 1.1%
  •  Unadjusted number claiming UI benefits: 1,605,405

The full news release report can be downloaded here.

LDP 2019

As our business grows, talent development and investment in our people have never been more important, and our goal as a company is to provide avenues of growth and advancement opportunities for our employees. The Leadership Development Program, LDP, is a platform designed to further develop and support T&C’s top performers and in turn strengthen the company as a whole.  

The program will begin mid-July and run through October.

Throughout the program, participants will:

  • Be exposed to all areas of the business
  • Expand upon cross-functional knowledge
  • Build leadership skills
  • Engage in key company initiatives to enable success for clients and colleagues
  • Create a business case

Help us in congratulating the following participants in the 2019 Leadership Development Program.

  • Alex Starks – Claims
  • Ariel Bernard – Claims
  • Dana Stark – Rate & Audit
  • Lacey Wilson – EWV
  • Matthew Clark Claims

OKLAHOMA: DUA BENEFITS UPDATE

We have had several postings regarding updates from the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission (OESC) as it relates to Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) due to storms and resulting damage from May 7th to June 9th.

Please note the Filing deadlines below and additional counties listed:

  • July 10, 2019: Canadian, Creek, Logan, Osage, Ottawa, Rogers, Washington
  • July 15, 2019: Delaware, Kay, Mayes, Okmulgee, Payne, Pottawatomie, Sequoyah
  • July 18, 2019: Cherokee, Le Flore, Noble, Nowata
  • July 22, 2019: Alfalfa, Craig, Garfield, Kingfisher, Pawnee, Woods

Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions about the filing process or eligibility.

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