Grants available for UC education, awareness, Wolf admin. says | Five for the Weekend

BY: - July 30, 2022

In June, the state was awarded $6.8M from the DOL for projects aimed at promoting equitable access to the UC program.

L&I attempting to address new UC system issues, concerns

BY: - June 10, 2021

Just two days after the state Department of Labor & Industry launched its revamped unemployment compensation system that was intended as an upgrade to the outdated, complaint-riddled previous system, state officials say they are still working out the bugs. 

Empowered by referendum, Harrisburg GOP moves to terminate some — but not all — of Wolf’s pandemic powers

BY: - May 25, 2021

The flexing of these new emergency powers comes after voters empowered the 253-member General Assembly to end or edit gubernatorial powers during a disaster.

Work search requirements, digital hearings advance as lawmakers tinker with Pa. unemployment

BY: - May 11, 2021

The House Labor and Industry Committee did not advance legislation addressing the pandemic’s impact on unemployment from late March 2020 until January 2021, according to legislative records. But since the new year, the committee has advanced three bills. 

Pa. unemployment system to undergo long sought upgrade in June, though concerns linger

BY: - April 10, 2021

The department is already training hundreds of new customer service staff and interviewers to help claimants with their benefits.

More staff needed to end Pa. unemployment delays, L&I head tells lawmakers

BY: - March 2, 2021

The demand for their help won’t be disappearing soon. Officials say about 500,000 of the jobs lost from during the pandemic appear permanent.

Jobless Pennsylvanians will soon start getting round two of enhanced unemployment benefits

BY: - September 8, 2020

Pennsylvanians out of work because of COVID-19 will begin receiving $300 a week in expanded federal unemployment payments as soon as Sept. 14.

‘14,000 attempts’: Balky technology, expiring unemployment benefits worry workers, state leaders

BY: - July 31, 2020

By Marty Schladen Congress is continuing to squabble over whether to extend a federal supplement to unemployment insurance and if they do, by how much. But as they argue over whether to continue the supplement at $600 a week or some fraction of that, out-of-work Americans are left to worry whether they can survive on […]