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Vermont Unemployment Rate Decreases to 3.9 percent in February

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The Vermont Department of Labor announced today that the seasonally-adjusted statewide unemployment rate for February was 3.9 percent. This represents a decrease of two-tenths of a percent from the revised January rate (4.1 percent). The national average in February was 5.5 percent, which experienced a decrease of two-tenths of a percent from the previous month’s estimate. As of the prior month’s initial data, Vermont’s unemployment rate was tied for ninth lowest in the country. Looking at historical data, February 2015 preliminary data is below 4.0% unemployment for the first time in Vermont since May 2007.

Vermont Unemployment Rate Decreases to 3.9 percent in February

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Free Training Program for Technical Writing

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Triad Design Service of Williston is seeking to fill Technical Writer positions through a free training and education program offered by Vermont HITEC. Supported by Governor Shumlin, funds from Vermont’s Department of Labor and Agency of Commerce will be used to sponsor selected Vermonters in an 8-week no-cost training and education program. No experience is required to participate and all graduates of the programs will begin full time employment with benefits. Earnings for graduates begin at $17 per hour, with performance-based increases at 6, 12, 18 and 24 months. Graduates will also earn college credit through Burlington College’s newly formed Institute for American Apprenticeships. To learn more about this program, please click on the icon below, or visit www.vthitec.org. For additional questions, please call (802)872-0660.

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For further information, visit https://apply.vthitec.org/TRIAD1/LargeForm/steps/program_announcement.asp

Workplace Safety

Attention Vermont Employers: Required Safety Records Poster Available Here

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Attention Vermont Employers:
This is a reminder that as of July 1, 2014, Vermont employers are required under Vermont State law (21 VSA, 691 a), to post a notice advising their employees where they may access and review your company’s safety records.

To assist you with compliance efforts, the Vermont Department of Labor has developed a form that will assist you. This poster is downloadable at Posting of Safety Records [PDF].
For all other required Workplace Posters and available to you please visit: Publications.

MedCoding

New Job Opportunities for Vermonters

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Precyse Solutions is looking for Vermont career-seekers to join its Certified Medical Coder work-at-home team. Supported by Governor Shumlin, funds from Vermont’s Department of Labor and Agency of Commerce will be used to sponsor selected Vermonters in a 10-week no-cost education program. No experience is required and all graduates of the program will start earning $15 per hour with full benefits as a work-at-home certified medical coder apprentice with Precyse. After completion of a one year apprenticeship, potential earnings can increase to $21 per hour, with the potential to earn up to $25 per hour after two years.

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To learn more and participate, please apply online by visiting www.vthitec.org. For additional questions, please call (802)872-0660.