The Vermont Department of Labor announced today that the seasonally-adjusted statewide unemployment rate for October 2014 was 4.4 percent. This represents no change from the revised September rate (4.4 percent). The equivalent national average was 5.8 percent, which decreased by one-tenth of a percent from the previous month’s estimate. October’s over the month change ends a four-month period of a rising statewide unemployment rate in Vermont. As of the prior month’s initial data, Vermont’s unemployment rate was the eighth lowest in the country.
The Vermont Workforce Investment Board (formerly the Workforce Development Council) will meet on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. The meeting will be held at the Capitol Plaza Hotel and Conference Center, 100 State Street, Montpelier, Vermont in the “Montpelier Room”. If you have any questions call the Vermont Department of Labor at 802-828-4301.
Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, in order to avoid a delay* in the payment of your Unemployment Insurance benefit, your Unemployment Insurance claim needs to be filed by 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 for the week ending November 22, 2014.
Claims filed after 4:30 p.m. on November 25th will still be processed, but a delay in direct deposit and/or check payments will occur.
Please note: * Payments may still encounter a short delay due to factors outside of the Vermont Department of Labor’s control (i.e. postal and bank closures due to the holiday).
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.
To learn more and participate, please apply online by visiting www.vthitec.org. For additional questions, please call (802)872-0660.
If you become unemployed and have worked in Vermont anytime in the past 18 months, you may be eligible to receive unemployment insurance.
Once you become totally or partially unemployed, the time to establish a new claim is during the first week you work less than 35 hours.
See complete details at Establishing an Unemployment Claim
Thursday, November 6, 2014
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
Attention Vermont Employers
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”.
- New employers will be mailed a temporary password. 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, please 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 www.labor.vermont.gov, under “Forms”, “Employer Forms”. Please complete the form and return to the Employer Services Unit at P.O. Box 488, Montpelier, VT 05601 or Labor-UIandWagesDivision@state.vt.us.
A penalty assessment of $100.00 will be charged to employers who fail to file electronically.
The 2014 Vermont State Construction Prevailing Wage publication is available. This publication is updated annually.