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.
What’s Working: Colorado’s construction industry is short on workers as housing prices skyrocket
Plus: What construction jobs pay, Goodwill celebrates jobs and training and how to get a job in Antarctica this summer.
What’s Working: Why there are at least 2,314 new technology jobs in Colorado
Plus, the latest on federal aid for restaurants and entertainment venues, fraud updates, and overpayment issues for the unemployed.
What’s Working: The top occupations hiring in Colorado, plus a job where “you’ll never not be employed”
Occupations with the most number of job openings tell economists one main thing: Those industries are constantly looking for workers.
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.
What’s Working: Colorado sees more jobs return as some federal coronavirus aid programs are set to end
Small businesses get more time to apply for forgivable Paycheck Protection Program loans, while those with reduced incomes face the March 31 end of an eviction moratorium.
What’s Working: Colorado’s job board has 82,000 openings. But are they real?
Plus, training options, new opportunities for small businesses and why calls to the unemployment helpline had just a 5-second wait on Friday.
What’s Working: A “no gap” Colorado unemployment experience and why Charter increased its minimum wage to $18
MORE: What the new relief bill means to Colorado workers, why 4,000 unemployment accounts are still on hold in Colorado, and updates on 1099s, mixed earners and SEBs.
What’s Working: Forgivable loans for the unemployed, the end of pandemic jobless benefits is next week
Get back on the roller coaster that is Unemployed Colorado, which heads into the last week of federal unemployment benefits. What’s next plus: Dashboards, fraud updates and more!
What’s Working: Colorado’s unemployment system is … working? Some readers say “yes.”
And there’s more: The state continues to respond to unemployment issues with fixes; a new dashboard; and two more chances to publicly ask the Department of Labor staff questions.
What’s Working: Lessons learned and tips for Coloradans as federal unemployment benefits start (hopefully) Saturday
Plus: Why did it take eight weeks to add 11 weeks of pandemic benefits? Also, unemployment updates, $19.90/hour jobs at the state’s call center and more!
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.
What’s Working: What we learned after a week of Colorado paying pandemic unemployment benefits
One week down, countless more to go as Colorado's unemployment office fixes Phase 1 problems on the fly while people still waiting on Phase 2 benefits lose hope. Plus, the Paycheck Protection loan program isn’t perfect, either.
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
What’s Working: Here’s how Colorado is rolling out federal unemployment benefits, plus Paycheck loans are hopping
We get into acronyms again this week as the state Department of Labor shares how regular UI, PUA, PEUC and SEB systems are rolling out the $300 federal bonus payments
What’s Working: How ID.me will help get the jobless paid, a Denver program offering employers $6,000 to hire
Unemployment updates, fraud alerts, Paycheck loans and a list of what could come in the next federal relief plan.
What’s Working: Colorado unemployment system getting rebuilt, new round of Paycheck Protection loans start Monday
Other states have started paying the $300 bonus while some on unemployment are still waiting on the computers.
What’s Working: Small business funding available, back to business in 2021, Colorado unemployment updates and more
Plus: New unemployment system launches Jan. 10, new rules for employers, and how to start your own business