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
Colorado won’t try to collect the $1.4 million in overpaid unemployment benefits it distributed after allBy 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
What’s Working: Extra $300 unemployment benefit gets a start date and how Colorado overpaid $40 million in jobless aidBy Tamara Chuang Business Primary category in which blog post is published
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."
What’s Working: Why it takes two months to get a callback on unemployment: 25% of scheduled calls are “no shows”
Plus: New $300 federal bonus is coming soon, with limits; Monarch Casino has 200 jobs; new grants for small businesses.
What’s Working: Unemployment benefits for a year, $300 is the new $600 and how to get that call back
A weekly update on losing a job, finding a new one or hiring extra help.
Gov. Jared Polis planning to apply to FEMA for $300 bonus weekly unemployment pay through President Donald Trump's executive order
New unemployment claims for the first time last week dropped below the highest point of the Great Recession.
The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment is also working to address $17.5 million in overpayments, a depleted Trust Fund and the approaching end of $600 weekly pandemic payments
State rolls out fraud prevention tips in case you’re one of those employed folks who received unemployment notices in the mail
Only 6% of calls to Colorado’s unemployment line are getting answered. But changes are on the horizon.
Calls to the state's unemployment call center are 10-30 times higher than pre-coronavirus. Colorado has ramped up its capacity, but soon getting help may no longer require a phone call.