On July 1, 2020, the minimum wage in Minneapolis will be raised to $11.75 at small businesses and $13.25 at large businesses.
The latest figure from the Labor Department marks the 11th straight weekly decline in applications since they peaked at nearly 7 million in March.
About 1.5 million laid-off workers applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, evidence that many Americans are still losing their jobs even as the economy appears to be slowly recovering with more businesses partially reopening.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is warning of a “large-scale scam erupting in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic” involving impostors who are filing claims for unemployment benefits using the personal information of people who have not filed any claims.
Target announced it is planning to rebuild its Lake Street location and pay the nearly 200 displaced workers after the riots in Minneapolis earlier this week. Target is also proving first aid, food and basic essentials to the Minneapolis community.
Taxpayer-subsidized health insurance is available for a modest cost — sometimes even free — across the country, but few people seem to know how to find it.
The Minnesota AmeriCorps Emergency Response Initiative, which was just launched by ServeMinnesota, has created 500 positions. Lindsay Dolce with ServeMinnesota joined the Morning Buzz to put out a call for applicants.
More than a decade of job gains were erased in April; the stunning job losses are more than double what the U.S. saw during the 2008 financial crisis.
The unemployment rate could reach 16% or more. Twenty-one million jobs may have been lost in April.
Roughly 33.5 million people have now filed for jobless aid in the seven weeks since the coronavirus began forcing millions of companies to close their doors and slash their workforces.
With employees across the state heading back to work, the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development developed a symptom screener to help businesses ensure the safety of their staff and community.
One out of every four American adults say someone in their household has lost a job to the coronavirus pandemic, but the vast majority expect those former jobs will return once the crisis passes
The Minnesota Historical Society announced it will keep its historic sites, museums and library closed and cancel all in-person events, field trips and rentals through June 30 in response to concerns over COVID-19.
Minnesota hairstylists have been unable to work since mid-March. That means no paycheck and many of them are independent contractors, which means no unemployment payments either.
Children’s Minnesota is joining a growing list of Minnesota healthcare companies making cuts to ease financial hits from the COVID-19 pandemic.
More than 1 in 10 American workers have lost jobs amid the coronavirus, underscoring the growing damage the crisis is taking on the world’s economy.
Minnesota Governor Tim Walz announced an extension of the stay-at-home order Wednesday, April 8, with new exemptions for certain industries. The extended order will go through May 4. The statewide bar, restaurant and school closures are matched up to the stay-at-home extension, so they will all remain closed until May 4.
The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development has begun issuing $600 additional compensation payments to people receiving unemployment benefits.
Those who have been laid off in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic are facing a tough decision. Do you find another job or file for unemployment insurance?
Business closures due to COVID-19 have affected women and young workers disproportionately, according to an update from Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development Commissioner Steve Grove.