SB 673 - This act creates the Office of Job Development and Training within the Division of Employment Security. All of the powers, duties, functions, records, personnel, property, matters pending and other pertinent vestiges relating to the administration of free public employment offices, employment assistance programs, and job development training and placement currently vested in the Division of Workforce Development within the Department of Economic Development are transferred to the office of job development and training.
Currently, in order to qualify for unemployment benefits, claimants shall report every 4 weeks. Under this act, claimants may report by phone or email and the 4 week reporting requirement is waived when the state unemployment rate is 6% or greater.
This act is similar to SB 465 (2009).