The New Mexico State Workforce Development Board will hold virtual Zoom Meeting Thursday, May 4, 2023, at 10:00 a.m.
The New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions will host a press conference at San Juan County McGee Park in Farmington on Tuesday, May 2, 2023 at 9:00 a.m. to announce the Energy Transition Act (ETA) Displaced Worker Assistance Fund of over $12 million is ready to be made available as direct assistance to those affected by the closure of the San Juan Generation Station and adjacent coal mine.
New Mexico’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 3.5 percent in March 2023, down from 3.6% in February and down from 4.6 percent March 2022.
All New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions’ (NMDWS) offices, including the Unemployment Insurance (UI) Operations Center, will be closing at noon 12:00pm, on Friday, April 7, 2023 for seasonal observance. The department urges claimants to plan accordingly.
On March 30, 2023, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham signed into law House Bill 449, expanding the eligibility for funding to help displaced electricity facility workers. This bill, sponsored by Representatives Anthony Allison, Mark Duncan, T. Ryan Lane, and Rod Montoya will assist more than 350 identified displaced workers who were affected by the closure of the San Juan Generating Station and adjacent coal mine in San Juan County, New Mexico. The Department of Workforce Solutions (DWS) oversees the $12 million Displaced Worker Assistance Fund and will begin a plan to disburse funds to eligible workers this spring.
New Mexico’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 3.5 percent in January 2023, unchanged from December and down from 5.4 percent in January 2022.
The Human Rights Commission will hold a hearing in Alysha Landavazo v. Albuquerque Country Club, HRB Case No. 22-02-0098-E on March 28, 2023. The hearing will be held on Zoom virtual platform beginning at 9:00 AM.