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  • UNEMPLOYMENT WEEKLY CLAIMS REPORT

    October 13, 2017
    The Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims report for the week ending October 7, 2017 has been released by the Department of Labor. Seasonally adjusted initial claims: 243,000 4 week moving average: 257,500 Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate: 1.3% Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment number: 1,889,000 4-week moving average: 1,925,000 Number of unadjusted claims: 228,046 Unadjusted insured unemployment rate: 1.1% Unadjusted number claiming UI benefits: 1,570,107 The full ... Read More
  • TEXAS: INFORMATION FOR EMPLOYERS

    October 11, 2017
    Many Texas companies are looking to recruit workers who may have been displaced by Hurricane Harvey. The TWC is encouraging employers in the state to register and post jobs at WorkInTexas.com, suggesting specific verbiage in the posting, such as “Hurricane Harvey evacuees are encouraged to apply for this position.” The TWC has partnered with the National ... Read More
  • TEXAS: TWO ADDITIONAL COUNTIES ADDED FOR DUA

    October 9, 2017
    Those who live, work in, or travel through Caldwell or Grimes counties, whose employment was impacted by Hurricane Harvey, may now also be eligible for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA). Applications for these two recently added counties must be in by November 13th. An earlier deadline of October 31st applies to the counties already on the list ... Read More
  • UNEMPLOYMENT WEEKLY CLAIMS REPORT

    October 6, 2017
    The Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims report for the week ending September 30, 2017 has been released by the Department of Labor. Seasonally adjusted initial claims: 260,000 4 week moving average: 268,250 Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate: 1.4% Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment number: 1,938,000 4-week moving average: 1,947,000 Number of unadjusted claims: 206,653 Unadjusted insured unemployment rate: 1.2% Unadjusted number claiming UI benefits: 1,637,330 The full ... Read More
  • DISASTER TAX RELIEF AND AIRPORT AND AIRWAY EXTENSION ACT OF 2017 SIGNED INTO LAW

    October 5, 2017
    We previously communicated that in an ongoing effort to assist those effected by recent devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, and Hurricane Maria to be expecting new legislation surrounding relief efforts. On September 22, 2017 the Ways and Means Chairman, Kevin Brady (R-TX) released legislation that would deliver temporary tax relief to the victims of ... Read More
  • TEXAS: HIREABILITY CAMPAIGN

    October 4, 2017
    Some of the most successful businesses in the state of Texas are those that include team members with disabilities. These companies see the power of their skills contributing to the overall strength of the state’s economy. October, which is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, is the perfect time to encourage more businesses in the state ... Read More
  • COLORADO: NEWS FOR EMPLOYERS

    October 3, 2017
    Colorado Workforce Centers are presenting training tools and programs as follows: The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) program: Funds short-term training programs such as commercial driver’s license, certified nursing assistant, IT certifications, and paramedic training. On-the-Job Training (OJT): Pays a portion of a new hire’s salary during the first few months to offset expensive training costs. ... Read More
  • CONNECTICUT TO CEASE JOINT ACCOUNTS FOR EMPLOYERS IN 2018

    October 2, 2017
    Effective January 1, 2018, the Connecticut Department of Labor will no longer be administering joint experience rating accounts for employers as defined in Connecticut General Statutes Section 31-225a(i)(1). This change is due to significant and permanent reductions in staff at the Department. This means that all existing joint accounts in Connecticut will be dissolved effective ... Read More
  • UNEMPLOYMENT WEEKLY CLAIMS REPORT

    September 29, 2017
    The Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims report for the week ending September 23, 2017 has been released by the Department of Labor. Seasonally adjusted initial claims: 272,000 4 week moving average: 277,750 Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate: 1.4% Seasonally adjusted insured unemployment number: 1,934,000 4-week moving average: 1,949,750 Number of unadjusted claims: 250,226 Unadjusted insured unemployment rate: 1.2% Unadjusted number claiming UI benefits: 1,642,371 The full ... Read More
  • NEARLY $1.5 MILLION IN GRANTS FOR WOMEN FROM THE D.O.L.

    September 27, 2017
    The Women’s Bureau has issued $1,492,095 toward the Women in Apprenticeship and Nontraditional Occupations grant program. Funds are being distributed between Maine (Aroostook County Action Program, Inc.), West Virginia (West Virginia Women Work, Inc.), Missouri (Full Employment Council, Inc.), and Montana (Career Training Institute). These grants are intended to aid in the recruitment, training, and ... Read More