For a complete explanation for the recent VOSHA Penalty Increase, click here.

GlobalFoundrie’s Foundry Friday’s Job Opportunities and Job Fair

The Vermont Department of Labor has teamed up with GlobalFoundries, in an effort to help fill the company’s more than 50 available positions.

The Department of Labor will host Foundry Fridays on August 11, 18 and 25 at each of its 12 Career Resource Center across the state. On each of these Fridays, anyone interested in applying for a job at GlobalFoundries in Essex Junction, VT can receive assistance filling out a GlobalFoundries application and get information about available job opportunities.

In addition, the Department, along with GlobalFoundries, will host a job fair on August 30, 2017 at the Double Tree located on Williston Road in South Burlington from 3pm–6pm. This job fair is open to the public.

GlobalFoundries recently announced an increase in the starting wage for entry-level positions. Successful new hires will start as an Advanced Manufacturing Technician–Temporary earning $14.50 per hour with health benefits and a retirement plan. After three years, these same individuals will become permanent employees, and will automatically receive a wage increase bringing them to $15.00 per hour.

Applications will be reviewed by GlobalFoundries human resources staff when they are received, and qualified applicants will be given an opportunity to participate in an on-site interview at GlobalFoundries.

The Department of Labor has Career Resource Centers in Barre, Bennington, Brattleboro, Burlington, Middlebury, Morrisville, Newport, Rutland, Springfield, St. Albans, St. Johnsbury, and White River Junction. All Career Resource Centers are open Friday’s from 9:45am to 4:30pm and are staffed with highly-knowledge workforce development professions.

For more information about the Department of Labor’s Career Resource Centers or any other Department services, visit www.labor.vermont.gov or call 888.807.7072.


Dartmouth-Hitchcock in Lebanon, NH is looking for Vermont and New Hampshire career-seekers to join their Medical Assistant Education Program. No experience is required, and selected participants will earn $14 -$14.50 per hour with full benefits after successful completion of the 11 week program. After completion of a one-year apprenticeship, potential earnings may increase based on performance. To learn more and participate, please apply online before September 24th, 2017 by visiting www.vthitec.org. For additional questions, please call (802)872-0660. Dartmouth-Hitchcock is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Springfield Career Resource Center has new phone numbers

The Vermont Department of Labor’s Springfield Career Resource Center has converted to a new telephone system. In doing so, the Springfield Career Resource Center has had to change all their existing numbers. The new phone numbers are:

Springfield Career Resource Center’s main phone number- 802-289-0999

Employee phone numbers Amber Brooks 802-289-0988
  Michelle Demers 802-289-0989
  Tony Genung 802-289-0991
  Megan Kinlock 802-289-0992
  Noreen Lake 802-289-0993
  Edward Merrill 802-289-0994
  Ann Szeto 802-289-0995
  Suzanne Wagner 802-289-0996
Conference Room   802-289-0997
Lobby   802-289-0998

Fax Number- Remaining the same 802-885-2728

If you have any questions concerning the new phone numbers, call the Springfield Career Resource Center at 802-289-0999.

Nominations for the Governor’s Award for Outstanding Workplace Safety are being accepted

2017 Governor Safety Award Nomination Form

DEALERPOLICY Insurance is offering an Eight Week no-cost Training & Education Program

DealerPolicy is looking for Vermont career-seekers to join its rapidly growing Insurance Associate team. Funds from Vermont’s Department of Labor and the Department of Economic Development will be used to sponsor selected Vermonters in an eight-week no-cost training and education program. No prior insurance, sales, or business services experience is required. Applicants must have High School Diploma or GED. All graduates of the program will start earning $15 per hour with full benefits as Insurance Associate apprentices with DealerPolicy. After completion of a one year apprenticeship, potential earnings can increase to $17 per hour, with the potential to earn commission in addition to hourly pay. To learn more and participate, please apply online by visiting www.vthitec.org. For additional questions, please call (802)872-0660.

New Vermont JobLink User Requirements

Soon Vermont JobLink will require a working email address to uniquely identify you with your account for security purposes. You will also be able to use your email address to reset your password and opt into notifications that will enhance your job search.

Please prepare for these upcoming changes by reviewing your contact information now. Click My Profile in your main menu, then click Edit Contact Information. If you have already provided an email address, please ensure you can access it and that it is not shared with any other Vermont JobLink users (such as a spouse or other family member). If you have not provided an email address, please do so. After making any changes, click Save on the Contact Information page.

If you need to set up an email account, here are the links to a few of the free email providers:

Department of Labor Announces David Lahr as New Workforce Development Director

Commissioner of Labor, Lindsay Kurrle, announced the appointment of long-time Department of Labor employee David Lahr as the new Workforce Development
Division Director.

Press Release

FAQ Coding Error

Press Release DOL Code Correcting


Vermont Unemployment Rate Declines to 3.1 percent in July

The Vermont Department of Labor announced today that the seasonally-adjusted statewide unemployment rate for July was 3.1 percent. This reflects a decline of one tenth of one percentage point from the revised June rate (3.2 percent). The national rate in July was 4.3 percent. As of the prior month’s preliminary data, the Burlington-South Burlington Metropolitan NECTA was tied for the thirteenth lowest unemployment rate in the country for all metropolitan areas at 2.6 percent (not-seasonally-adjusted). Overall, Vermont’s unemployment rate was tied for the tenth lowest in the country for the same time period.

Vermont Unemployment Rate Declines to 3.1 percent in July