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Funds Target Critical Skill Shortages in Small Businesses HONOLULU — The Hawaii State Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR) today announced the award of six grants designed to strengthen local small businesses through training programs. The grants will be used as seed money to develop innovative education and training curricula in economic sectors identified ...
Read More State Awards 7,388 to Employer Groups for Workforce Development

4,800 Increase in Non-Farm Jobs Over the year HONOLULU — the Hawaii State Department of Labor & Industrial Relations today announced that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for June was 4.4 percent, the same as in May. Statewide, there were 632,450 employed and 29,150 unemployed in June, for a total seasonally adjusted labor force of ...
Read More Hawaii’s Unemployment Rate Unchanged at 4.4% in June

Proposed Penalties for Seven Serious and Repeated Serious Violations Total $84,700 HONOLULU — The Hawaii State Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR) Hawaii Occupational Safety and Health Division (HIOSH) today announced that it issued seven citations to Titanium Services, Inc. The citations resulted from an investigation initiated on Jan. 16, 2014, when an employee ...
Read More State Cites Roofing Company for Lack of Fall Protection

Funding Will Support Partnerships in High-Demand Industries HONOLULU — The Hawaii State Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR) today announced the receipt of a Job-Driven National Emergency Grant (JD NEG) to help create or expand employer partnerships that provide opportunities for on-the-job training, registered apprenticeships or other occupational training resulting in an industry-recognized credential. ...
Read More State Awarded 7,420 for Job Training Laid-Off Workers

State Updates Elevator Code

Posted on Jun 26, 2014 in News

Code Modernization Enhances Public Safety HONOLULU — The Hawaii State Department of Labor & Industrial Relations (DLIR) today announced that the adoption of new elevator standards will be effective June 30, 2014. The adoption of the proposed administrative rules will bring the applicable code of elevator standards up to the 2010 American Society of Mechanical ...
Read More State Updates Elevator Code

HONOLULU – The Office of Community Services (OCS) today released the newly published Hawaii Handbook for Immigrants, a resource guide for new immigrants to the Aloha State. Available both as a booklet and online, the guide provides important information on emergency food assistance, housing, employment, healthcare, federal and state/local laws, social services, and other resources. ...
Read More ‘Hawaii Handbook for Immigrants’ Helps New Residents Navigate Island Community

7,200 Increase in Non-Farm Jobs Over the Year, Record 661,900 in Labor Force HONOLULU — The Hawaii State Department of Labor & Industrial Relations today announced that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for May was 4.4 percent, the same as in April. Statewide, there were 632,500 employed and 29,450 unemployed in May, for a total ...
Read More Hawaii’s Unemployment Rate Remains at 4.4% in May

HONOLULU — The Hawaii State Department of Labor & Industrial Relations (DLIR) today announced the implementation of an automated, electronic system to help ensure compliance with workers’ compensation law. The DLIR developed the system in partnership with the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI). “We are grateful that NCCI stepped forward to offer help in ...
Read More Public-Private Partnership Improves State Workers’ Compensation Program

Record 660,400 in Labor Force HONOLULU — The Hawaii State Department of Labor & Industrial Relations (DLIR) today announced that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for April was 4.4 percent, down from 4.5 percent in March. The last time the rate was 4.4% was August 2008. Statewide, there were 631,300 employed and 29,100 unemployed in ...
Read More Hawaii’s Unemployment Rate Falls to 4.4% in April

“Domestic Workers Have Rights” Campaign Raises Awareness of New Labor Law Protections HONOLULU — Gov. Neil Abercrombie and the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR) today announced the launch of a multilingual public education campaign concerning domestic workers. Signed by Gov. Abercrombie last year, Act 248, Session Laws of Hawaii 2013, provides for minimum ...
Read More Governor Launches Domestic Worker Public Education Program

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