NMDWS announces new video series to address overpayments and fraud
(Albuquerque, NM) – The New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions (NMDWS) announced the launch of the first video from the “Unemployment Insurance Informational Video Series” as part of the department’s outreach campaign to address Unemployment Insurance (UI) program integrity. "Search for Work" is the first video released from NMDWS' new Unemployment Insurance Informational Video Series. Beginning October 2012, the department will release a new video from the 10-video series every week, including Spanish versions.
Tier I of Emergency Unemployment Compensation Will Be 14 Additional Weeks
(Albuquerque, NM) – The New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions announced that individuals filing a Tier 1 Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) claim with an effective date of September 2, 2012 or later will be eligible for a maximum of 14 weeks of Tier 1 EUC, not 20 weeks. Those Unemployment Insurance claimants currently on Tier I benefits or eligible to claim Tier I benefits before September 2 will continue to receive Tier I payments up to 20 weeks, as part of a phase-out period. This is in accordance with the provisions of the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 (P.L. 112-96) signed into law by the President in February of this year. After September 2, the total maximum period that an Unemployment Insurance claimant can be potentially be eligible for benefits in New Mexico will be 54 weeks.
NMDWS receives funding to assist employers and dislocated workers
(Albuquerque) – The New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions has been awarded $400,000 in funding from the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) for On-the-Job Training (OJT) opportunities in New Mexico. The benefits of the funding are twofold because employers can benefit from reduced hiring and training costs for new employees, and dislocated workers, who have collected unemployment benefits for a minimum of 21.5 weeks, have the opportunity to build their network and gain valuable work experience as they reenter the workforce.
Access department information and resources from mobile devices
(Albuquerque) – The New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions (NMDWS) announced the launch of the new agency mobile website. Users who visit the agency’s website, www.dws.state.nm.us, from a mobile device will automatically view the mobile version.
U.S. News STEM Solutions 2012- A Leadership Summit
(Albuquerque, NM) – New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions (NMDWS) Cabinet Secretary Celina Bussey has been selected as a panelist for the U.S. News STEM Solutions 2012 Leadership Summit in Dallas, Texas, June 27-29, 2012. Secretary Bussey will join other professionals, experts, and business leaders on panel discussions focused on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) policy issues and workforce development during the three-day summit.