What’s Working: Ugh, what a week for Colorado restaurants, small businesses and the already unemployed
Thousands are facing unemployment again as at least 20 Colorado counties implement new COVID-19 restrictions, the end of one unemployment program, plus new jobs, updates on fraud, holds and more
What’s Working: Minimum wage going to $12.32, plus how new COVID restrictions (and fraud?) has doubled unemploymentTamara 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 officeTamara 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 insuranceTamara 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 departmentTamara Chuang Business Primary category in which blog post is published
The state is working with federal and local agencies to try to recover nearly $40 million that was wrongly doled out
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.
A new weekly and temporary guide from The Colorado Sun to get those who have a job and those who need one through the pandemic
New unemployment claims for the first time last week dropped below the highest point of the Great Recession.
Fraud, ID theft in Colorado have shifted during coronavirus. Now is the time to double down on protection.
A flood of federal relief overwhelmed outdated government systems as fraudsters exploited cracks with data likely stolen long ago. But don’t give up on protecting personal data, say security pros.
State rolls out fraud prevention tips in case you’re one of those employed folks who received unemployment notices in the mail