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Vermont DOL preparing unemployed for end of extra aid

Aug. 30, 2021 12:30 PM EDT

The Vermont Department of Labor is working to ensure people who are going to be losing extra unemployment aid are ready for the change. On Sept. 6, the federal government is ending the programs that provided assistance to people not traditionally covered by unemployment...

Rhode Island retired nurses can now return to workforce

Aug. 27, 2021 13:53 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island has made it easier for retired nurses and other health care workers to re-enter the workforce without affecting their pension. Gov. Dan McKee signed the executive order on Thursday to make sure there are enough health care...

Lawsuit argues Iowa's unemployment benefit cuts are illegal

Aug. 25, 2021 13:38 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A proposed class-action lawsuit claims that Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds’ decision to cut off enhanced unemployment benefits for tens of thousands of residents violated state law and asks a court to reinstate their eligibility. The lawsuit, filed this...

New Mexico scales down unemployment benefits, battles fraud

Aug. 19, 2021 20:06 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — State labor officials warned Thursday that unemployment benefits are scheduled to come to a close for about 50,000 New Mexico residents in early September, as the federal government ends supplemental payments to people who lost jobs or self-employment income during the...

Pacquiao, Ugás unafraid to make title fight on short notice

Aug. 11, 2021 16:15 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Manny Pacquiao could have postponed or canceled his boxing comeback when opponent Errol Spence Jr. dropped out less than two weeks before their Aug. 21 showdown. Instead, the former eight-division champion quickly found some right-handed sparring...

US hiring surges in July, but the variant is the wild card

Aug. 06, 2021 16:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S employers added 943,000 jobs in July and drove the unemployment rate down to 5.4% in another sign the economy is bouncing back with surprising vigor from COVID-19. But there is growing fear the fast-spreading delta variant will set back the recovery. ...

Stafford leads Rams into chase for hometown Super Bowl berth

Jul. 24, 2021 11:23 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES RAMS (11-7) CAMP SITE: Irvine, California LAST YEAR: Coach Sean McVay got his fourth consecutive winning season and the third playoff berth of his impressive tenure, although a humiliating home loss to the winless Jets in December likely...

California inks contract with new 40K-member childcare union

Jul. 23, 2021 18:37 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — At a time when labor unions are struggling across the United States, California on Friday signed a first-time contract with 40,000 childcare providers under a new collective bargaining agreement. With his signature, Democratic Gov. Gavin...

Returning to work not easy for some who lost jobs to COVID

Jul. 17, 2021 01:09 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Karen Miller wants to work. Ideally, the 65-year-old would return to her old job of digitizing government documents for Data Dimensions in Janesville, Wisconsin. But she can’t. The company laid her off in March 2020 when COVID-19 struck, and it...

Jobs seekers can nab $1,000 federal bonus in New Mexico

Jul. 02, 2021 15:27 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Federal relief funds will be used to offer back-to-work bonuses of up to $1,000 for New Mexico residents who find a job in the coming weeks and stop receiving unemployment insurance benefits, state labor officials announced Friday. ...