| Dec 26, 2013
Recent headlines bemoan the fact that, in the city of Los Angeles, only one woman — recently elected to a City Council with 14 men — holds elected office in City Hall. As for L.A. County, with 9.9 million residents, a lone woman sits on its...
| 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...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 3:01 PM
Florida has recovered $1.5 million in "financial restitution" from unemployment benefits website developer Deloitte Consulting, said Florida Department of Economic Opportunity's executive director Jesse Panuccio in an update Wednesday evening....
| Dec 18, 2013
| 12:30 PM
The Mumbai-based Indian majors are heading south along with their Hollywood partners, looking to cash in on the lucrative South Indian film market and expanding their reach beyond Hindi-language Bollywood.
In 2012, the Indian film industry was worth $1.8...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Panicked Californians inundated the state's unemployment agency with 20 times the normal volume of phone calls after a botched computer upgrade delayed jobless checks and crippled parts of the department's website.
Call attempts surged after the Labor...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 5:47 PM
SACRAMENTO — Officials in charge of California's troubled unemployment insurance program said they underestimated the gravity of a computer meltdown that has left thousands of jobless workers scrambling to pay bills and feed their families....
| Nov 11, 2013
| 10:49 AM
State Sen. Jeremy Ring, D-Parkland, said one reason for the problem-plagued rollout of the Obamacare website is that top information technology talent doesn’t end up working at the federal Department of Health and Human Services.
The best go to...
| 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...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 4:57 AM
Florida's Department of Economic Opportunity said late Thursday that it is doubling its staff to handle questions and problems with its flawed online unemployment filing system Connect.
DEO said it will hire 100 workers this month, another 100 in...
| Jan 9, 2014
A year before California launched an upgrade to a computer system that pays disability claims to injured workers, state employee Michael O'Brien warned his bosses of big trouble ahead.
An application architect, he was in charge of making sure that the...