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The Vermont State Workforce Development Board Meeting will meet on Tuesday, September 27, 2016


The members of Vermont’s State Workforce Development Board will meet on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at the Capitol Plaza Hotel from 12:30pm to 4:00pm. The Capitol Plaza Hotel is located at 100 State Street, Montpelier, VT 05602. The meeting will be held in the Montpelier Room in the Capitol Plaza Hotel.

For more information contact Jason Boss at 802-828-4347 or Michele Kupersmith at 802-828-4156.

Now Hiring

Hiring event for Aramark on Tuesday, September 27, 2016


The Vermont Department of Labor’s Brattleboro Career Resource Center is hosting a hiring event for Aramark on Tuesday, September 27th, 2016 from 1:15pm to 3:45pm. The Brattleboro Career Resource center is located at 232 Main Street, Brattleboro, VT.

Aramark is looking to hire 12 production positions at their facility on John Seitz Road in Brattleboro. These positions pay $13.00 per hour. No experience is needed. Stop by the Brattleboro Career Resource Center to meet with a representative from Aramark.

For more information click here or call the Brattleboro Career Resource Center at 802-254 4555.


Job Readiness Workshop Series


The Vermont Department of Labor’s Springfield Career Resource Center will holding a “Job Readiness Workshop Series” Wednesday from 8:45am to 9:30am. All jobseekers are welcome to attend. This Workshop series is an 8 week rotating schedule for the following topics:

Mapping out the Career Resource Center
Effective Job Search Strategies
Interest Assessment & Exploration
Utilizing your Network
Exploring Local Resources
Time Management
Conflict Resolution
Work Place Success

For additional information on the Job Readiness Workshop Series, click here or contact the Springfield Career Resource Center at 802-885-2167. The Springfield Career Resource Center is located at 56 Main Street, Suite 101, Springfield, VT 05156.


The 2016 Worksite Wellness Award Application is now open


The Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports congratulates you on all of the work you have done over the last year, and thanks you for taking the time to apply for a 2016 Worksite Wellness Award. The application covers the period from September 1, 2015 – October 31, 2016.

We are so excited that the field of wellness continues to make advances and gain acceptance in multiple dimensions, recognizing the intersection of physical health with emotional health, occupational health, spiritual and social well-being, and other important elements of wellness. As worksites embrace a wellness strategy that encompasses these various dimensions of health and wellness there has been a shift moving Vermont worksites to play a leading role in creating positive cultures where employees, their families, and their communities are becoming healthier, energized and performing at their best.

Thank you so much for making a difference in the lives of your employees by creating environments where they can thrive and be well day after day. For more information and an application for the 2016 Worksite Wellness Award, please click here.

The Future is Now, Strategic Vision

Vermont’s Statewide 2014-2024 Long Term Occupational Projections


The Vermont Department of Labor announces the release of the 2014-2024 Long Term Occupational Projections, showing future employment growth in over 500 occupations. Also included in the release is the Median Wage Rate and the typical Education, Work Experience and On-The-Job Training needed for each occupation.

Long Term Projections provide a general guide for the direction and relative strength of occupational demand and assist the educational community, workforce development specialists, and individuals exploring careers to plan for the future and identify occupations that will show promise in the number of annual openings and good incomes over the long run.

For more information visit Occupational Projections and or download the 2014-2024 Long Term Occupational Projections – Statewide [XLS] report.


Unemployment Insurance Checks issued May 26, 2016 Have Errors


Department of Labor logo

May 27, 2016
Press Release
Vermont Department of Labor
Contact: Commissioner Annie Noonan

Unemployment Insurance Checks Issued Yesterday with Errors

UI Claimants asked to Follow Instructions to Ensure Payment

Unemployment Insurance checks were issued by the Vermont Department of Labor yesterday that did not include bank routing numbers. This error affected approximately 1,000 checks dated May 25, 2016.

UI Claimants are asked to follow these instructions to ensure payment:

  • The UI checks WILL be honored, as issued, by all branches of the People’s United Bank at one of their locations.
  • If you have not yet cashed your check, present it for payment at a People’s United Bank.
  • If you have already attempted to cash the check at another bank (i.e. other than People’s United) — even if it was accepted — be advised that it will NOT clear the federal clearinghouse. The Vermont Department of Labor is asking other banking/financial institutions to waive any ‘bounced check’ fees that might result from this situation.
  • If you have not yet cashed your check, and cannot get to a People’s United Bank, return the check to the Department of Labor at P.O. Box 488, Montpelier, VT 05601, or at one of the VDOL offices, and a replacement check will be issued within 48 hours.
  • If you are a business that has cashed one of these checks for a UI claimant, contact the Vermont Department of Labor at 802-828-4333.
  • If you have questions, please call the Vermont Department of Labor at 802-828-4333 or 802-828-4301 or 802-828-4300.