What’s Working: Colorado asks how much does that job pay? Some out-of-state employers don’t like it
A site tracking job listings that exclude Coloradans saw a 25% increase in one day. Plus: state unemployment rate shrinks to 6.2%, unemployment fraud continues, and PUA folks must prove employment.
What’s Working: Labor shortage or meager pay? The Colorado debate has begun.
Plus: Amazon and national fast food chains up the ante on lower-wage jobs, how much one trucking company pays drivers and ID.me’s troubled Step 6
What’s Working: How ID.me navigates face masks and social engineering to battle Colorado unemployment fraud
Plus: The state Department of Labor and Employment is cracking down on unemployed workers who don’t show up for job interviews or respond to job offers.
Unemployment fraudsters have cost Colorado at least $19.37 million
The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment has been able to prevent another $437.16 million in fraudulent claims from being paid out, officials said Friday
What’s Working: Gig companies want workers back and are paying bonuses in Colorado
Plus: Where to find a job in Colorado, how the unemployed are getting IDme’s attention, and why small businesses shouldn’t wait to apply for another Paycheck Protection loan.
What’s Working: Colorado’s big BYE week for unemployment, the $10,200 tax question and our ongoing economic recovery
It’s been nearly a year since the state saw a record 104,217 Coloradans file for unemployment in a single week. Here’s a look at the where we are now.
Coloradans face hours-long delays as unemployment ID verification system is required for everyone receiving benefits
As fraud runs rampant, the state is now requiring those who haven’t been verified by the IDme tool to go ahead and do so in order to continue receiving jobless benefits.
What’s Working: As exhausted Coloradans on unemployment wait for benefits, the next federal plan must pass soon to avoid delays
Plus: Tips for using identity verification, what every business needs to know about missing emails, and why Congress needs to pass the new relief plan next week.
The restart of Colorado’s federal unemployment benefits has been uneven as thousands wait for their turn
At least 62,000 Coloradans on pandemic jobless benefits reopened their claims on Monday. But countless others must wait for Phase 2 to restart, on which an update that may come “by the end of week,” labor officials say.
What’s Working: What happened after the Colorado Dept. of Labor emailed 230,000 people that federal benefits were restarting
Plus: Clarity on the federal benefits rollout, getting verified against fraud when you don’t have a smartphone and yes, there are taxes on unemployment benefits
Colorado’s new effort to prevent unemployment fraud left two-thirds of suspect accounts failing to verify IDs
As the state combats fraud, it’s also planning to let victims know that their fraud reports have been addressed.
Colorado unemployment office plans to use biometric ID verification to battle fraud
Fraud prevention measures have held up new federal jobless benefits to those on pandemic unemployment. “We are walking a tightrope here,” said Joe Barela, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment’s executive director.
Victims reported unemployment fraud to the Colorado Department of Labor. The state didn’t stop the claims.
Now some victims are getting tax forms for jobless benefits paid or learning their contested claims were ignored. State labor officials say they had to get funds out fast even as criminals targeted unemployment systems.