Signs Of Recovery As California Adds Jobs For 2nd MonthCalifornia employers added 119,600 new jobs in March, the second straight month of growth following a topsy-turvy year of enormous losses and inconsistent gains during an unpredictable pandemic.
Thunder Valley Casino Holds Job Fair As Employers Scramble For CandidatesA local casino is looking for dozens of full and part-time workers amidst a labor shortage.
California EDD Chief Vows Changes After MisstepsEmployment Development Director Rita Saenz, who took over last month after the previous director retired, repeatedly said she could not answer questions about what happened before she was hired. But she vowed to lawmakers: “This will never happen again.”
State Auditor Rips California EDD For Being Unprepared Despite Knowing About Issues For Nearly A DecadeCalifornia's unemployment agency might have overpaid millions of people since March after it stopped enforcing some eligibility rules so they could process claims faster, according to a new audit released Tuesday.
1.4 Million Virus Unemployment Claims Suspended In CaliforniaCalifornia has suspended 1.4 million unemployment claims as it battles fraud in its massive coronavirus unemployment relief program, it was reported Wednesday.
California May Have Paid Out-Of-State Inmates Unemployment BenefitsMore than $40 million in California funding intended to help people left jobless by the coronavirus pandemic probably went to inmates in out-of-state jails and prisons, it was reported Tuesday.
Sacramento Man Accused Of Bilking $219K From California EDD Debit CardsProsecutors have filed charges against a Sacramento man suspected of fraudulently taking hundreds of thousands of dollars from California unemployment.
Newsom Appoints Rita L. Saenz As New EDD DirectorGov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday appointed Rita L. Saenz to oversee the state's Employment Development Department, which has been overwhelmed by claims during the coronavirus pandemic and also has paid out hundreds of millions of dollars in phony claims, including to prison inmates.