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Legislators Resist Plans to Help Workers

Legislators Resist Plans to Help Workers

GOP sniping at Evers plans for workforce training, minimum wage hike, funding to fix UI system.

DWD releases 2021 Unemployment Insurance Fraud Report
State Unemployment Nearing Pre-Pandemic Levels

State Unemployment Nearing Pre-Pandemic Levels

The state's unemployment rate in January was 3.8%.

BLS Data: Wisconsin Adds 11,100 Total Non-Farm Jobs in January; Unemployment Rate Declined to 3.8 Percent
Work-Share Program Surges During Pandemic

Work-Share Program Surges During Pandemic

Struggling businesses can keep employees on part time and lost wages recouped through state unemployment system.

New Hurdle for Those Seeking Unemployment Aid

New Hurdle for Those Seeking Unemployment Aid

Federal bill signed in December has unexpected requirements, state DWD official says.

Legislators Advance Unemployment Fix, COVID-19 Deal

Legislators Advance Unemployment Fix, COVID-19 Deal

But Republicans won’t pay for new computer system Evers says is needed.

AG Kaul, DWD Announce Lawsuit Against SEMCO, Inc. for Unpaid Wages, Benefits Totaling $682,864.90
Evers Names 30 Equity Council Members

Evers Names 30 Equity Council Members

Governor’s Advisory Council on Equity and Inclusion appointees include leaders from nonprofits, tribes, churches, community groups.

State Call Center Confuses Unemployed

State Call Center Confuses Unemployed

Jobless people say DWD call center gives incorrect, contradictory information.

DWD Wants A Modernized Unemployment System

DWD Wants A Modernized Unemployment System

Secretary was in "complete shock" the first time she saw the antiquated systems.

State Starts $300 Unemployment Supplements

State Starts $300 Unemployment Supplements

Unemployment insurance recipients are eligible for an additional $300 a week.

State Unemployment System ‘Very Broken’

State Unemployment System ‘Very Broken’

Citizens decry delays. DWD officials say outdated computer system causes massive problems.

DWD Secretary-designee Signs Work-Share Program Waiver
State Clears Unemployment Claims Backlog

State Clears Unemployment Claims Backlog

Evers promotes Amy Pechacek to secretary designee of Department of Workforce Development.

Gov. Evers Appoints Amy Pechacek as Secretary-designee of the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development
DWD Clears Wisconsin Unemployment Claims Backlog
Press Release

DWD Clears Wisconsin Unemployment Claims Backlog

Remaining claims within timely adjudication resolution period, UI claims older than 21 days resolved or assigned

DWD Seeks Public Input on Initial and Weekly UI Applications
Unemployment System Audited After Pandemic Failures

Unemployment System Audited After Pandemic Failures

Massive delays in claims, duplicate payments and an unreliable call center among issues found in report.

DWD Releases Information on Unemployment Data
Extended Unemployment Payments Begin This Week

Extended Unemployment Payments Begin This Week

Extended Benefits payments going to those that exhausted all other forms of unemployment assistance.

State Official Promises End to Unemployment Insurance Backlog

State Official Promises End to Unemployment Insurance Backlog

Department of Workforce Development’s new director hopes to end backlog by late December.

Will Unemployment Backlog Be Cleared By End Of Year?

Will Unemployment Backlog Be Cleared By End Of Year?

70,000 people in Wisconsin are still waiting for their unemployment to come through.

Thousands Still Await Jobless Aid

Thousands Still Await Jobless Aid

Some 93,000 applications for pandemic aid have yet to be processed or adjudicated by state.

Milwaukee Unemployment Higher than National Average

Milwaukee Unemployment Higher than National Average

County slightly higher, but city well above national average.

Evers Fires Workforce Development Secretary

Evers Fires Workforce Development Secretary

Sec. Caleb Frostman asked to resign over unemployment system delays.

Gov. Evers Asks for Resignation of Workforce Development Secretary
Press Release

Gov. Evers Asks for Resignation of Workforce Development Secretary

Resignation effective immediately, DOC Deputy Secretary Pechacek to lead transition

Court Watch: County, Insurer Fight Over $6.7 Million Claim
Court Watch

County, Insurer Fight Over $6.7 Million Claim

$6.7 million awarded to sexually assaulted county jail inmate, will insurance cover it?