Unemployment

Unemployment Tax
7:32 pm
Wed December 10, 2014

Klarides: Conn. Employers Will Pay Highest Unemployment Tax In Country

Incoming Connecticut House Republican Leader Themis Klarides.
Credit Conn. House Republicans

The incoming Republican leader of the Connecticut House is concerned the state labor department is not doing enough to reduce unemployment taxes for businesses.

By January, Connecticut companies will be paying the highest federal unemployment taxes in the country, said Rep. Themis Klarides of Derby.

Connecticut has not obtained a waiver that would have given the state an extension on repaying federal loans it used to pay unemployment benefits during the recession, she said. That’s why she’s written to the state labor commissioner seeking an explanation.

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Business
9:41 am
Wed July 23, 2014

LI businesses pledge to hire more veterans

More than  a dozen Long Island businesses have signed a pledge to hire more veterans.  The New York Mets, the utility company National Grid and the medical supply company Henry Schein are some of those business. 

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Bill prohibits job ads that discriminate
7:25 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

Conn House passes bill to help long-term unemployed get job interviews

Lawmakers at work in the Connecticut House of Representatives
Credit AP Photo/Jessica Hill

Democrats who control the Connecticut legislature would like to see businesses hire the long term unemployed. They say some businesses do not consider unemployed workers for available jobs. A bill that would prohibit such discrimination passed the state House of Representatives on Friday.

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Unemployment
9:34 am
Mon January 6, 2014

AARP: Unemployed over age 50 have harder time finding work

The American Association for Retired Persons says it takes those who are unemployed over age 50 about one year on average to find a new job.  That's almost twice as long as someone under 50.

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