NMDWS announces launch of new podcast: “Good Job New Mexico”

The New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions (NMDWS) launched the first episode of its first agency-wide podcast. Good Job New Mexico provides a platform for conversations with New Mexico workers from all walks of life about various jobs they’ve worked, how they’ve gotten to where they are, and where they might be headed. The Department hopes the format will provide inspiring stories for anyone’s career journey.

$100,000 awarded in unpaid wages in case settlement

NMDWS enforces zero tolerance stance on underpayment or nonpayment of wages
The New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions (NMDWS) Office of the General Counsel announce successful court settlement against 505 Burgers Farmington LLC in the amount of $100,000 for violations of New Mexico’s wage statutes.

New Mexico's Unemployment Rate was 3.8% in March 2024

New Mexico’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 3.8 percent in March, down from 3.9 percent in February and up from 3.6 percent in the previous year. The national unemployment rate in March was 3.8 percent, down from 3.9 percent in February and up from 3.5 percent in March 2023.

NMDWS releases part one of New Mexico’s Broadband Workforce Sector Strategy

New Mexico is investing nearly $2 billion to provide statewide universal broadband access
The New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions (DWS) has released Part One of New Mexico’s Broadband Sector Strategy. Prepared in partnership with the Office of Broadband Access and Expansion (OBAE) and industry stakeholders, the report is the first step in bring together industry, educators, and communities to ensure we have a strong workforce to build universal broadband access with the support of the New Mexico legislature, federal government, private industry and other sources. The report details occupations and careers necessary to develop and sustain universal broadband access, including wages, current and projected employment, and any related Registered Apprenticeship Programs.


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