Lost Wages Assistance
Plus: Fidelity has 300 jobs available, PPP forgiveness has begun, understanding your place in unemployment’s alphabet soup and more!
What’s Working: “Lost wages” gets a new deadline, overpayment forgiveness, small business updates and moreBy Tamara Chuang Business Primary category in which blog post is published
What’s Working: One third of Colorado’s share of “Lost Wages” still unclaimed, plus a new portal to the unemployment officeBy Tamara Chuang Business Primary category in which blog post is published
What’s Working: Thousands of fraud holds lifted for Colorado unemployed, while more face pricier health insuranceBy Tamara Chuang Business Primary category in which blog post is published
The $300 “Lost Wages” bonus begins, Amazon is hiring like crazy and answers from Colorado’s labor department
The chaos of pandemic employment continues but What’s Working has got you covered.
Colorado’s unemployment rate fell again in August, but there’s a growing number of underemployed people
The hospitality industry has been slow to recover, which put Denver among the five Colorado counties with the highest unemployment rates. Also: The Lost Wages Assistance payments of $300/week has begun.
The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment disabled its online certification system for the Lost Wages Assistance, created by President Donald Trump, and will notify eligible users when it’s ready again
What’s Working: Extra $300 unemployment benefit gets a start date and how Colorado overpaid $40 million in jobless aid
Plus: Hiring by an agency for the homeless, the D.C. COVID relief update and resources for help with rent, utilities and other bills
Getting into the nitty-gritty of Colorado’s unemployment system takes us deeper into holds on PUA payouts, extended benefits and fraud.
What’s Working: Spanish-speaking virtual agents, extra $300 weeks approved and a new small business fund
PUA claims are up because of ... fraud? Plus, the wait to get a call back from the unemployment office is now “four to eight weeks."
Some unemployed Coloradans will see Trump’s extra $300 a week benefit starting in mid September. But it won’t last.
The president’s Lost Wages Assistance will only help people who have already filed for unemployment. And the Trump administration only provided Colorado enough money to last three weeks.
Trump’s order to extend unemployment benefits could cost Colorado $31.1 million a week — money it doesn’t have
Meanwhile, the state’s unemployment trust fund will run out of money this month while there are still nearly 311,000 workers receiving jobless benefits