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What’s Working: How will help get the jobless paid, a Denver program offering employers $6,000 to hire

Three weeks have passed since federal unemployment benefits ended. While new federal aid is still expected to start by early February, one of the holdups was revealed Thursday when the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment announced it would start using a new identity verification system called within 2 weeks. The technology, now being […]

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What’s Working: Why nearly 100,000 out-of-work Coloradans were excluded from an unemployment benefit that is now ending early

Several questions came in this week asking about why a program offering an extra 13 weeks of unemployment benefits is ending four weeks early.  Stop reading if you’re on Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) because this doesn’t impact you (although, don’t forget, PUA benefits end Dec. 26). But read on if you’re on regular unemployment, Pandemic […]

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What’s Working: One third of Colorado’s share of “Lost Wages” still unclaimed, plus a new portal to the unemployment office

What’s Working is a new Colorado Sun weekly column for those who’ve lost a job, are looking for one or need to hire someone. Ask us your questions, share your stories and read the archive. The $553 million was expected to go fast. And two weeks after the first Lost Wages Assistance payments were sent […]