'We Need Our Workforce Back': Business Owners Ask Gov. Jared Polis To End Extra $300 A Week Unemployment ChecksMore than 100 business owners in northern Colorado sent a letter to Gov. Jared Polis asking him to end the enhanced unemployment benefit of $300 a week. They say the extra money is disincentivizing people to go back to work, which has meant a severe shortage of workers.
Gas Prices In Colorado Soar As Fuel Trucking Company In Colorado Fights To Combat Labor ShortagesLabor shortages have hit commercial drivers in the oil industry. The owner of one Colorado company says it's time to “cut the feeding tube” when it comes to pandemic unemployment benefits.
Denver's Anthony Zaghab Charged With Fraudulently Receiving $700,000 In COVID Relief FundsA Denver man was charged in a federal courtroom earlier this month with wire fraud after applying for and receiving more than $700,000 in COVID-19 related federal assistance.
Gov. Jared Polis: Weekly $300 Pandemic Unemployment Payments Will Continue In ColoradoGov. Jared Polis says Colorado will continue to pay out an additional $300 a week in federal pandemic unemployment relief, despite a request from some lawmakers that the practice be discontinued.
Attention Unemployed Denver Area Residents: Casinos In Black Hawk & Central City May Have A Job For You (And You Could Score $2,000+ Just By Accepting)If you’re unemployed and thinking of returning to work, not only will the state pay you, businesses desperate to fill labor shortages are offering big incentives on top.
Despite Successful Identity Verification, Many Coloradans Still Not Getting Unemployment Money For Weeks, MonthsAs Colorado begins its comeback, there's still many people who are struggling to survive.
Colorado Paid $19 Million In Fraudulent Unemployment Claims During COVID-19 PandemicThe state has confirmed it has paid out more than $19 million in fraudulent unemployment claims since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Fraud Losses For Colorado Unemployment Office Spike; Scammers Estimated To Have Stolen $20 To $30 MillionFive weeks after announcing scammers had pilfered about $6.5 million from the Colorado unemployment system during the pandemic, state unemployment administrators dramatically ratcheted that figure up.
Colorado Unemployment Claimants Struggling With ID.me Verification Stuck With No Income, No AnswersThe ID.me system put in place in Colorado to try to combat fraudulent unemployment claims is putting some people who are out of work in a desperate situation.
What To Expect From The Colorado Department Of Labor If You're A Victim Of Unemployment FraudCBS4 found victims of unemployment fraud who report their name was fraudulently used will likely not receive any reply from the labor department.
Colorado State Audit Finds 'Significant Deficiencies' In Unemployment Insurance ClaimsThe Office of the State Auditor says it found a significant backlog of unprocessed, un-adjudicated unemployment insurance claims "which may represent overpayments due to errors and/or fraud."
Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser Launches Campaign Against Unemployment FraudColorado Attorney General Phil Weiser is announcing a statewide campaign to identify and prosecute persons responsible for an estimated 1 million-plus fraudulent claims for unemployment benefits during the coronavirus pandemic.
Coloradans Turn To Facebook As State's Unemployment Software ImprovesBetween two phases of the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment’s new software for unemployment insurance, more than 300,000 people have been able to sign up with more than half a billion dollars being distributed.
Phase 2 Of Federal Unemployment Benefits Starts This Weekend For 289,000 ColoradansThe Colorado Department of Labor and Employment announced Thursday they’d start phase two a few days ahead of schedule on Saturday.
Following CBS4 Investigation, Labor Department Makes Changes To Help Employers Fighting Unemployment FraudThe Colorado Department of Labor and Employment said it is updating its virtual agent to better streamline the process for employers looking for assistance with fraud questions.