The department handles the largest unemployment insurance program in the nation, doling out $6.1 billion and processing 3.5 million claims in 2014. In late 2013, the department reported that 83 percent to 90 percent of calls went unanswered by a live employee on any given day.
It now appears EDD has quietly made a change to the CalJOBS site. Instead of easily accessing resumes, a warning now pops up after creating an employer account reading, “Your employer account is not enabled at this time. If you have recently registered, your account will be verified within 72 hours.”
Call Kurtis Investigates: Security Flaw at CalJOBS Website Exposes Personal Info of up to 1.4M Californians
A CBS13 investigation uncovered it took less than three minutes to pose as an employer and access the password protected Caljobs website, operated by the Employment Development Department.
California’s unemployment rate continues to move lower, dropping to 8.3 percent in December. That is 1.5 percentage points lower than the same time a year ago.
New numbers show up to 90 percent of daily callers seeking help from the Employment Development Department aren’t able to get ahold of a real person.
California’s unemployment rate fell to 8.7 percent in September and was unchanged in October, following two straight monthly increases.
Deloitte admits it didn’t spend enough time looking at stop payment flags, which mark a person ineligible for unemployment benefits.
Thousands of struggling Californians were promised they would get paid their money by this weekend after a computer glitch delayed their unemployment payments.
A computer glitch at the Employment Development Department is creating a backlog for unemployed Californians, leaving some waiting for a check nearly two weeks later.
A recent Employment Development Department report reflects growth in Sacramento employment within several sectors related to green operations.
Economic growth across the country can bring more tourism dollars and jobs to the Sacramento hotel industry.
Dave Heylen of the California Grocers Association sees job opportunities for local grocers.