Wed., March 27, 2013 5:20pm
A bill that would deny jobless benefits to school workers employed by private firms during holidays is close to becoming law. The state Senate passed the bill and sent it back to the House for approval.
Sat., June 2, 2012 8:53am
Georgia's Labor Department is asking employers and others to turn in people collecting unemployment benefits who fail drug screenings, but so far the agency has gotten no complaints.
Wed., March 14, 2012 3:12pm
Georgia’s labor commissioner wants lawmakers to okay jobless benefit changes. The plan would help re-pay $700 million the state borrowed to cover unemployment reserves. But the measure appears stalled in the House.
Wed., September 28, 2011 1:05pm
The state is considering cutting unemployment insurance benefits. It's one of few options to help pay back a $720 million loan from the federal government.
Wed., September 28, 2011 10:07am
Georgia could cut jobless benefits for people who are out of work in order to repay the federal government for $721 million the state borrowed to help the unemployed. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that bills for the debt are coming due, and cutting back on jobless benefits is one option being considered to repay the money.
Thu., July 29, 2010 4:40pm
State Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond announced Thursday that federal extended unemployment insurance benefits are now being paid to nearly 91,000 jobless Georgians. The law extends the qualifying time for eligible recipients from June 2 through Nov. 30. Checks mailed today to Georgians totaled more than $76 million.
Thu., November 12, 2009 8:36am
There is a mixed bag of news from Georgia’s Department of Labor. While the