unemployment compensation

How a Work Share Can Benefit Both Employees and Employers

How a Work Share Can Benefit Both Employees and Employers

Layoffs are hard for the employee, the supervisors and the company as a whole. The decision to cut back on staff is never an easy one, but there is an alternative. A work share is an alternative to layoffs and gives employers the chance to cut back on hours and salaries, instead of cutting back on staff. In... Read More »

Five Things You Should Know About Vacation Pay and Unemployment Benefits

Five Things You Should Know About Vacation Pay and Unemployment Benefits

Employment benefits can be confusing to job seekers since they can vary from state to state, and even company to company. Vacation pay and unemployment aid are often the benefits that are put into question, whether it be at the start of employment or during a termination. Employees should review their... Read More »

8 Ways to Help Your Family Cope with Your Unemployment

8 Ways to Help Your Family Cope with Your Unemployment

Selena Dehne, JIST Publishing The stress, change and flood of emotions associated with unemployment are not limited to those who have lost their jobs. Often, families and significant others experience their own sense of turbulence when loved ones have been downsized. This reaction is common but sometimes... Read More »

Laid Off Versus Getting Fired When Collecting Unemployment Benefits

Laid Off Versus Getting Fired When Collecting Unemployment Benefits

Whether you're laid off or fired, the pain of getting let go from a job carries the same weight. But the unemployment relief you can receive afterward differs. The money used to fund unemployment benefits comes from a federal unemployment insurance tax that employers pay into. There are legal differences... Read More »

Rules for Unemployment

Rules for Unemployment

Surely the hardest part about being unemployed or underemployed is managing your constrained finances-fretting over making the rent or mortgage payments and scraping together health insurance premiums. But waking up and dealing with the empty day stretching before you can be an unexpectedly difficult challenge... Read More »

$225 Million Available Now to Help You Get a Job

$225 Million Available Now to Help You Get a Job

The U.S. Department of Labor has more than $225 million in health care and high growth training grants funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Read More »

First Five Things To Do When You're Unemployed

First Five Things To Do When You're Unemployed

So, you're newly unemployed. You're freaked out and nervous and have no idea what's going to come next. How are you going to survive? Here are the first five things you should do after a layoff to keep yourself on track. 1. Take a Deep Breath I'm serious about this one. It's the most important step. Sure,... Read More »

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