The New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli said the state lost at least $11 billion due to unemployment fraud during the first year of the COVID19 pandemic. According to the audit, the DOL failed to replace a “long-troubled” system that has been outdated since 2010. This made it easier for criminals to steal money.  Auditors […]

Anyone who collected New York State Pandemic Unemployment Assistance after December 27th 2020 is being required to provide proof they had been employed or self employed right before applying for the benefits. People who don’t show proof of employment will be required to pay back the money. To Read More Click Here. Source: WHEC-TV

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March 5, 2022

Last month, U.S. employers added 678,000 jobs, which is the largest gain since last July. According to data, the unemployment rate fell to 3.8% last month, from 4% in January and job gains for December and January were also revised up by a total of 92,000 jobs. Nela Richardson, the chief economist for the payroll […]

U.S. employers added a burst of 467,000 jobs in January. The news comes despite a wave of omicron inflections that sickened millions of workers. The Labor Department’s report also showed the unemployment rate ticked up from 3.9% to 4%. Estimated job growth for December was also revised much higher, from 199,000 to 510,000. The strong hiring gain, […]

According to the U.S. Secret Service, nearly $100 billion has been stolen from COVID-19 relief programs set up to help businesses and people who lost their jobs due to the pandemic. The estimate is based on Secret Service cases and data from the Labor Department and the Small Business Administration. The Secret Service didn’t include COVID-19 […]

According to Century Foundation, about 7.5 million workers on pandemic-era unemployment benefits will be cut off when extra benefits expire on September 6th. Critics of pandemic aid have say the benefits, have kept people from accepting new jobs that would jumpstart the economy. But, research also shows that financial assistance hasn’t kept people from taking […]

Saturday, Maryland lost many court battles trying to end uneomplyment programs. Due to the losses, Maryland will continue to pay residents unemployment benefits including the $300 federal supplement. CNN reported: “Gov. Larry Hogan, a Republican, announced last month that he was terminating the three pandemic benefits measures on July 3 in order to spur more people to […]

Staffing shortages at Rochester restaurants makes it difficult for them to stay open. For instance, Native Restaurant in Downtown Rochester has to close for lunch on Monday’s and Sunday’s as well as limit hours on the weekends. Ross Mueller, owner of Mueller Restaurant Group, Label 7 and Native stated: “I’d rather not serve customers than […]

With the COVID-19 relief bill most Americans received a stimulus check but there are other resources available. Through the recent stimulus package passed by congress, you could qualify for additional help. For example, there is an increase in SNAP benefits that is available for New Yorkers in need. You can find more information or apply […]

New York State officials caught more than $5 billion dollars in fraudulent unemployment claims. Now the unemployment scams what reportedly done during the coronavirus pandemic. The State Department of Labor said they came across over 400,000 cases. Now I see why Governor Cuomo and other state officials want to legalize marijuana. The resources for the […]

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