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Expansion Projected at 15% on Neighbor Islands, 10.5% on Oahu HONOLULU — The Hawaii State Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR) today announced the release of several publications – Employment Projections for Industries and Occupations, 2010-2020 for Honolulu MSA, Hawaii County, Maui County, and Kauai County. DLIR’s Research and Statistics Office produces the series, ...
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HONOLULU — Due to the suspension of federal government services throughout the first half of October, the release of employment and unemployment data for September 2013 has been delayed until the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) issues a revised production schedule. The September information had been scheduled for release on Oct. ...
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STATE WARNS UNEMPLOYED WORKERS FILING FOR UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS ABOUT PHISHING WEBSITES HONOLULU—The Hawaii State Department of Labor & Industrial Relations (DLIR) today issued a warning to consumers to be on the alert for unauthorized websites that appear to be trying to obtain personal information from unemployed persons seeking unemployment benefits. The websites contain the State ...
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The Unemployment Insurance (UI) Division has released a statement about unemployment benefits for furloughed workers relating to the Federal government shutdown. Click here to read their statement.

The Unemployment Insurance (UI) Division was informed that a Hawaii applicant for unemployment benefits received an email from the Unemployment Advisory Department <support@us-benefits.org> indicating the applicant’s initial application for benefits was received, but not completed, and provided links to continue the unemployment filing process. This email is a scam. It has been used in other ...
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TRAINING FUNDS AVAILABLE TO INCREASE OCCUPATIONAL SKILLS HONOLULU—The Hawaii State Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR) today announced that the state has been awarded a $1,769,095 National Emergency Grant (NEG) to expand the service capacity of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Dislocated Worker training and employment program. The funds awarded by the U.S. Department ...
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Tourism Related Jobs Increase by 4,100 Over the Year HONOLULU—The Hawaii State Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR) today announced that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for August declined to 4.3 percent  from 4.5 percent in July. The last time the unemployment rate was 4.3 percent or less was in July 2008. State wide, ...
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$340,595 in Total Proposed Penalties Issued by HIOSH and US Department of Labor HONOLULU – The Hawaii State Department of Labor and Industrial Relations’ (DLIR) Hawaii Occupational Safety and Health Division (HIOSH) has issued 59 serious citations with proposed fines of up to $89,265 to 10 tenants of Unicold Corporation’s refrigerated food warehouse in Honolulu. ...
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Manufacturing Sector to Return to State Jurisdiction HONOLULU – The Hawaii State Department of Labor & Industrial Relations (DLIR) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) today announced that improvements in Hawaii’s workplace safety and health during the last year will result in the Hawaii Occupational Safety and Health Division (HIOSH) reassuming responsibility for ...
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Lowest Rate Since August 2008 August 15, 2013 HONOLULU—The Hawaii State Department of Labor and Industrial Relations today announced that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for July declined to 4.5 percent, from 4.6 percent in June. The last time the unemployment rate was 4.5 percent or less was in August 2008. Statewide, there were 614,900 ...
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