Department of Labor and Industry http://wesa.fm en 80,000 Pennsylvanians To Be Affected By Expiration Of Emergency Unemployment Funds http://wesa.fm/post/80000-pennsylvanians-be-affected-expiration-emergency-unemployment-funds <p>Emergency Unemployment Funds, which go to people who’ve been receiving unemployment benefits for more than six months, are set to expire Dec. 28.</p><p>“We estimate that 80,000 Pennsylvanians who are claiming emergency unemployment compensation benefits will lose those benefits as of the end of December this year because the federal government is not continuing that program,” said Sara Goulet, spokeswoman for the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry.</p> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 20:05:26 +0000 Deanna Garcia 21538 at http://wesa.fm Bill Redirects Money from Unemployment Tax to Unemployment Fund Administrative Services http://wesa.fm/post/bill-redirects-money-unemployment-tax-unemployment-fund-administrative-services <p>Gov. Tom Corbett has signed into law a bill that is aimed at filling a hole in the unemployment compensation fund left by a cut in federal dollars.</p><p>House Bill 26 will provide the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry funding from the employee UC tax.</p> Mon, 08 Jul 2013 07:30:00 +0000 Deanna Garcia 12611 at http://wesa.fm PA Offers Amnesty For Those Who Owe Money To Unemployment Fund http://wesa.fm/post/pa-offers-amnesty-those-who-owe-money-unemployment-fund <p>For the first time ever, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry will be offering amnesty for individuals or businesses who owe money to the unemployment compensation fund.</p><p>Department spokeswoman Sarah Goulet said currently about $613 million is owed to the fund.</p><p>“It works out to be 130,000 individual claimants who are eligible to participate in amnesty and the over payments that are due there are about $356 million,” she said, “and there’s about 50,000 employers who need to pay into the state’s UC trust fund through UC tax, and they owe $256 million.”</p> Fri, 31 May 2013 15:58:36 +0000 Deanna Garcia 10545 at http://wesa.fm Sequestration Cuts to Reduce Unemployment Benefits for Thousands in PA http://wesa.fm/post/sequestration-cuts-reduce-unemployment-benefits-thousands-pa <p>Federal sequestration cuts will reduce the unemployment compensation checks of thousands of Pennsylvanians starting in April.<br><br>The roughly 10 percent dip amounts to between $7 and $61, depending on the size of each benefit check.<br><br>Sara Goulet, with the state Department of Labor and Industry, says people who have been on unemployment for more than 26 weeks will have to absorb a reduction.<br> Thu, 28 Mar 2013 19:17:17 +0000 Mary Wilson 6953 at http://wesa.fm