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Illinois struggles to keep up with crush of unemployment claims. ‘It’s been a mess from day one.’

The state’s unemployment insurance office says it has doubled the number of workers in call centers that assist those seeking jobless benefits, while complaints from applicants about busy sign.....»»

Category: topSource: chicagotribuneMay 22nd, 2020

A Nigerian crime ring siphoned millions of dollars from US unemployment programs amid COVID-19 shutdowns, officials say

Reuters The US Secret Service has identified criminal actors targeting state unemployment funds using personal information stolen from Americans, the agency confirmed to Business Insider. Some .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderMay 18th, 2020

"First mile" of a marathon: Virus shows no signs of abating soon, Oregon leader warns

The director of Oregon’s emergency management office on Monday signaled the coronavirus crisis could last months as health care workers continue to burn through personal protective equipment. The warning from Andrew Phelps underscores how state offi.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMar 30th, 2020

Up to 3 Million Affected by T-Mobile Data Breach

Late Thursday, T-Mobile posted a notice that it had shut down an attack on its customer information and said that it would begin notifying customers whose personal information may have been exposed......»»

Category: blogSource: 247wallstAug 24th, 2018

Washington State Auditor to excavate massive unemployment claims fraud

Washington State Auditor Pat McCarthy says her office has launched two special probes into fraud and possible mismanagement at the state's Employment Security Department (ESD) after it was hit by a scheme that has cost taxpayers hundreds of mil.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 11th, 2020

Cool (Home) Offices: Pioneer Management team adapts to new co-workers

Pioneer Management Consulting's 34 employees had to quickly adapt to working from home after vacating the company's North Loop office in March as the state implemented stay-at-home orders and the coronavirus spread in Minnesota. While working rem.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 9th, 2020

Now what? Cybersecurity concerns arise as workers return to the office

After rushing to send employees and equipment home and establishing ways for working remotely on the fly, the return to work offers the opportunity for a more measured approach by chief information officers (CIOs) and IT teams. The reality is .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 5th, 2020

PPP borrowers must report work refusals, rule says

The latest guidance from the U.S. Small Business Administration says Paycheck Protection Program borrowers must inform their state’s unemployment insurance office if an employee rejects an offer to be rehired......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 31st, 2020

Downtown Minneapolis prepares for weekend protests

Downtown Minneapolis office workers only just recently started trickling back to work after staying away for weeks during the state's stay-at-home order. Restaurants on Nicollet Mall were preparing their patios for outdoor service to begin next we.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 29th, 2020

Five Things for Wednesday, including unemployment woes and new buzz for barbers

Good morning. Here are Five Things for a sunny Wednesday. More than 400,000 unemployed workers have filed claims with the Oregon Employment Department since March, and about 25,000 of them have yet to receive benefits through the overwhelmed state agen.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 27th, 2020

Despite the state reopening early, 40% of all workers in Georgia have filed for unemployment support

Paras Griffin/Getty Images Georgia was among the first states to start reopening its economy at the end of April.  In the three w.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderMay 22nd, 2020

Coronavirus notebook: Jobless benefits expanded; ArtsWave fundraiser; New Riff opens gift shop

A roundup of coronavirus news across the Tri-State for May 18: JOBLESS BENEFITS EXPANDED: Ohioans can now apply for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance, a new federal program that covers many more categories of workers than the traditional une.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 18th, 2020

Nearly 3 million file weekly jobless claims, above estimates

Almost 3 million workers in the U.S. filed for state unemployment benefits last week. That marked the sixth straight weekly decline, But as Fred Katayama reports, claims remain astoundingly high......»»

Category: videoSource: reutersMay 14th, 2020

Maryland unemployment claims drop after hitting all-time high

Initial unemployment claims dropped in the state last week after hitting a new high earlier this month as self-employed workers flooded the system and Maryland began to work through a backlog of claims. New data released Thursday by the U.S. Depa.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 14th, 2020

Stripper, massage therapist sue Nevada over failure on gig worker COVID-19 jobless relief

The lawsuit wants the state of Nevada to provide a way for gig workers to apply for coronavirus stimulus and unemployment benefits.....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayMay 13th, 2020

California Covid-19 guidance calls for temperature checks and masks in offices

Office workers should be required to take temperature checks and wear masks, according to state health regulators......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 8th, 2020

Ohio asks to borrow up to $3.1B from feds to shore up unemployment fund – what that means for employers

With Ohio's unemployment compensation trust fund set to run out of money by the end of the month, the state has asked to borrow up to $3.1 billion the federal government to continue paying benefits to workers affected by the coronavirus pandemic......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 7th, 2020

At least 200 unemployed New Yorkers had their personal information leaked by the Department of Labor as a result of an "unacceptable" printing error

REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton At least 200 New Yorkers that applied for unemployment benefits had their personal identifying information "inadvertently" leake.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderMay 1st, 2020

GHP CEO on reopening: Still "too early" to bring all office workers back

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on April 27 announced that he will let the state's emergency declaration expire on April 30 to begin reopening the Lone Star State economy......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsApr 30th, 2020

Valley cities, state prepare for budget pinch as a result of Covid-19

The state saw more than 72,000 new unemployment claims filed the week of April 18. City officials gave updated information on how many tenants have paid rent in April......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsApr 29th, 2020