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Unemployment Benefits

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  • State to hold hearing on EDD unemployment benefits backlog

    State to hold hearing on EDD unemployment benefits backlog
    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-...
  • Private sector added 176,000 new jobs in August, ADP says

    Private sector added 176,000 new jobs in August, ADP says
    WASHINGTON -- Private-sector hiring slowed last month as employers added 176,000 new jobs, but the gains were consistent with the labor market's steady though unspectacular growth over the last two years, payroll processing firm ADP said Thursday....
  • Jobless claims drop for third straight week as shutdown impact ends

    WASHINGTON -- Initial jobless claims fell for the third straight week as furloughed federal employees returned to work and the effects of the government shutdown abated, the Labor Department said Thursday. There were 340,000 people who filed for first-...
  • What's missing in budget deal? Federal jobless benefits extension

    What's missing in budget deal? Federal jobless benefits extension
    Congress averted another government shutdown by reaching an $85-billion budget deal late Tuesday night, but the new agreement, critics say, leaves out one vulnerable group of Americans: the long-term unemployed.   At the end of the year, federal...
  • Initial jobless claims drop by 42,000

    Initial jobless claims drop by 42,000
    The number of people filing for initial unemployment benefits dropped by 42,000, the largest drop in over a year, the Labor Department reported Thursday. In the week ending Dec. 21, the number of seasonally adjusted jobless claims was 338,000, down from...
  • Trouble at Walmart: Labor Violations Hit Mega-Retailer's Job Sites and Other Contractors Across State

    Late last month, a worker at a Walmart construction site on Hartford’s Flatbush Avenue fell 23 feet and broke both his legs. The guy’s employer turned out to have none of the workers’ compensation insurance required by Connecticut law,...
  • When it comes to college financial aid, check again

    Is the financial aid offer from your high schooler's dream school coming up short? Don't stand idly by. While the door may be closing on getting the big-dollar awards from college financial aid offices, there is still plenty of money available to help...
  • 64 and with few salary prospects -- what to do?

    Dear Liz: I'm 64 and lost my last full-time job a year ago. I have since exhausted my unemployment benefits and been on and off food stamps. (I'm waiting to get back on them right now because my temporary-to-permanent job didn't become permanent after...
  • Retailers get early start on the holidays

    Retailers get early start on the holidays
    Temperatures are beachside-balmy. Most Americans haven't thought about their Halloween costumes. Parents are still in back-to-school mode. But retailers already have visions of profit dancing in their heads. Kmart aired its first holiday ad last week,...
  • GOP's misguided attack on food stamps

    GOP's misguided attack on food stamps
    Unable to push a $20-billion cut in food stamps through the House in June, Republicans are now seeking to cut $40 billion over 10 years by tightening eligibility and cutting off able-bodied adults who don't find or train for jobs. Far too many Americans...
  • Swift Justice: Wrongful termination, vehicle damage and employment arbitration

    Dear Jackie, I am suing my employer in court for wrongful termination. My boss told lies to the state government with the intent to prevent my unemployment benefits. He also said oxymoron remarks to me. Can I sue him individually for defaming my name and...