Plus: Fidelity has 300 jobs available, PPP forgiveness has begun, understanding your place in unemployment’s alphabet soup and more!
New form isn’t the “blanket forgiveness” some Colorado businesses hoped for in federal paycheck loan programTamara Chuang Business Primary category in which blog post is published
What’s Working: “Lost wages” gets a new deadline, overpayment forgiveness, small business updates and moreTamara 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 allTamara 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
Those stuck in Colorado's overwhelmed unemployment system are struggling with basic survival
Coloradans rejected from $300 Lost Wages unemployment program over the weekend may be eligible after all
The $300 is part of the Lost Wages Assistance program, a $44 billion program funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency under an executive order from President Donald Trump
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
The state is working with federal and local agencies to try to recover nearly $40 million that was wrongly doled out
Eight states have programs that give workers paid time off. Does that help or hurt Colorado’s chances?
Critics of the ballot measure point to huge government bureaucracies and mandated “taxes” in other states, but supporters say every program is solvent, successful.
Getting into the nitty-gritty of Colorado’s unemployment system takes us deeper into holds on PUA payouts, extended benefits and fraud.