| Dec 18, 2013
| 8:39 AM
The best place to work in federal government? A newly released annual survey shows that, among big government agencies, it’s NASA. The same as last year.
The Best Places to Work in Federal Government study by the nonprofit Partnership for Public...
| Oct 14, 2013
I enjoy power tools that go "VRRRROOMMMMM!!!" and hitting things with hammers, but that doesn't make me a handyman.
I learned that quickly after becoming a homeowner. There are jobs I can do — painting, minor bits of plumbing, light carpentry...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 8:52 AM
On Saturday, I told you that the state is finally replacing the 40-year-old computer system that runs its unemployment claims processing.
The thing was installed during the Nixon administration (I love that) and, since then, has had more work done on it...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 9:24 PM
The California Assembly plans to hold a hearing as early as next month to probe the causes of a snafu at the Employment Development Department that caused tens of thousands of unemployment claim payments to be delayed.
Assemblyman Henry T. Perea (D-...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 1:15 PM
More than a year before the state launched its new unemployment filing system, officials threatened to fire the contractor on the job because they lacked confidence in the company's work.
In June 2012, the state's project director wrote that Deloitte...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 6:41 AM
The federal government shutdown has ended but not soon enough to get Florida's September jobless report out on time.
The statewide unemployment numbers, typically released on the third Friday of each month, were scheduled to be out today, but they...
| Oct 19, 2013
| 8:30 PM
A celebration of the life of Robert "Bob" Stewart, 58, of Centennial, Colo., will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, at Bethany Lutheran Church in Cherry Hills Village, Colo. Bob passed away at his home Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, due to complications of...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 7:24 PM
Problems are growing worse for the state's Employment Development Department after a new computer system backfired, leaving some Californians without much-needed benefit checks for weeks.
The agency initially said 80,000 unemployment claims were stalled...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 4:51 PM
SACRAMENTO — Weeks after a computer malfunction interrupted unemployment benefits for as many as 300,000 unemployed Californians, many say they're still struggling to get help from the Employment Development Department.
Some people have gone...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 5:50 AM
South Florida resident Maria Rodriguez lost her call center job in September and now she's literally waiting for the lights to go out.
She became eligible for unemployment benefits just before Florida converted its new $63 million online claim filing...
| Nov 5, 2013
Suzanne Dinatale lost her job as sales manager for a biotech company in July. She applied almost immediately for unemployment benefits to help cushion the blow.
Dinatale, 41, of Manhattan Beach, said she had no problem receiving the forms she needed...