Vermont Unemployment Rate Rises to 4.4 percent in September


The Vermont Department of Labor announced today that the seasonally-adjusted statewide unemployment rate for September 2014 was 4.4 percent. This represents an increase of three-tenths of a percent from the revised August rate (4.1 percent). The equivalent national average was 5.9 percent, which decreased by two-tenths of a percent from the previous month’s estimate. This is the fourth monthly increase to the statewide unemployment rate in Vermont in the past year. As of the prior month’s initial data, Vermont’s unemployment rate was the fifth lowest in the country.

Vermont Unemployment Rate Rises to 4.4 percent in September


Veterans’ Career Fair


Thursday, November 6, 2014

Holiday Inn
1608 Williston Road
South Burlington, VT 05403

We will be welcoming Military Veterans (only) from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

The Job Fair is open to the General Public from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Bring your resume and meet with area employers! This event is to support our Vermont Veterans.

Business Professional Attire is recommended.

This Job Fair Is Hosted By:
Vermont Department of Labor and
Veteran Employment Representatives

For information on this job fair and/or to reserve a table, please contact VDOL staff Lloyd Goodrow at (802) 652-0339 ( or Shirley Snelling-Sexton at (802) 524-7392 (


8th Vermont Tech Jam


A tech job fair and expo with 60+ exhibitors from all over Vermont

Friday and Saturday, October 24 and 25, Memorial Auditorium, 250 Main Street, Burlington
10 AM – 5 PM Friday
10 AM – 3 PM Saturday

Admission is free

  • Apply for a job or an internship at one of Vermont’s fastest growing companies
  • Talk with representatives from local colleges and job training programs
  • Attend workshops and presentations
  • Tour Burlington’s new maker space, the Generator

List of Exhibitors
Complete Schedule

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Electronic Quarterly Report Filing Requirement Effective with the 3rd Quarter 2014 Reporting


Attention Vermont Employers
Mandatory Electronic Filing for All Employers

Effective for the 3rd quarter 2014 reporting (due on or before October 31, 2014) ALL employers are required to file their quarterly Unemployment Insurance Wage and Contribution Reports electronically.

Employers reporting 0 to 250 employees:

  • The electronic Vermont Internet Tax and Wage System (VITWS) can be accessed by selecting “Employer Online Services” on the home page, then selecting “File Your Quarterly Reports & Taxable Wage Base Information”.
  • Employers will be mailed a temporary password during the last week of September. When the temporary password is received, log onto the Vermont Internet Tax and Wage System (VITWS) to create your own custom password for quarterly filing. Please retain your newly established password for safe keeping, as this will be your permanent password for all future filings. If you need to reset your password, you will need to call the Employer Service Unit at 802-828-4344.

Employers reporting more than 250 employees:

  • Must utilize the Large Employer Reporting System.
  • If you are not registered, please find the specifications and application (C-29A) at, under “Forms”, “Employer Forms”.
  • To utilize the Large Employer Reporting System, submit the C-29A Before October 13, 2014.

A penalty assessment of $100.00 will be charged to employers who fail to file electronically.