With increasing child care and distance learning demands, thousands of women are dropping out of the national workforce. Many are concerned over the lasting impact their leaving will have on the makeup of the workforce.
By Jamie Goldberg, The Oregonian | October 14, 2020
This year’s election will require more than 1 million workers to assist voters. The pandemic was expected to suppress the number of volunteers, but innovative and creative recruiting drives have boosted the supply.
By Carl Smith, Senior Staff Writer | October 8, 2020
To offset the COVID-induced deficit California enacted furloughs for state agencies, including the Employment Development Department. If workers hadn’t had to take time off, 62,000 more claims could have been processed.
By Wes Venteicher, The Sacramento Bee | October 7, 2020
Although they reported more debt, financial concern and greater perceived health risks, Black American state and local government employees were overall more positive about their work during COVID-19, according to a report.
A new report from Forrester finds governments lack an employee experience that fosters a productive and resilient workforce. How the public sector responds during COVID could change the worker dynamic, however.
The state’s current jobless claims technology uses 60-year-old computing language and cannot manage taking in new claims and processing payments simultaneously. Lawmakers hope to update the system with next year’s funds.
By Mitchell Schmidt, The Wisconsin State Journal | September 30, 2020
Last week, the Employment Security Department answered questions about the department’s security glitches, increasing employer taxes and repaying the $576 million lost in the spring’s unemployment fraud.
By Paul Roberts, The Seattle Times | September 28, 2020
The state’s labor department accidentally overpaid on 30,000 unemployment claims during July, totalling $280 million. To compensate, the state cut workers’ weekly payments until the extra pay was returned.
By Christian Hetrick, The Philadelphia Inquirer | September 25, 2020
At first, the transition to remote work was exciting. But as the distancing continues, many workers struggle with their mental health, job satisfaction and motivation. But some introverted workers are thriving.
By Aldo Svaldi, The Denver Post | September 21, 2020