Department of Labor and Employment
A major identity theft and fraud ring has been busted after stealing nearly $1 million. The Colorado Attorney General’s Office says the elaborate scam set up phony businesses and then created employees for the businesses who filed for unemployment benefits.
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper’s administration wants to help people who have been unemployed at least 26 weeks find jobs with a $3 million initiative aimed at connecting them with interested employers.
Colorado’s unemployment rate has dropped by 0.4 percentage point to 4.3 percent in October, the lowest level in more than 6½ years.
State officials say Colorado lost 700 jobs in August but the unemployment rate dropped as the labor force shrank.
Investigators from the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, Department of Labor and Employment, Colorado Department of Revenue and the Internal Revenue Service believe they have uncovered a complex scheme that successfully scammed the government.
The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment says the state’s unemployment rate dropped to 7.1 percent in March from February’s rate of 7.2 percent.
Colorado’s colleges would have to work with labor experts to find out where jobs are under a bill that received bipartisan backing in a state House committee Wednesday.
Time is running out for Colorado to spend millions in federal stimulus funds.
Gov. John Hickenlooper has decided that Roxy Huber will remain executive director of the Department of Revenue through the end of July.
A former union leader is a step closer to taking over the state’s Department of Labor and Employment.