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New Record for Employment at 626,400 HONOLULU — The Hawaii State Department of Labor & Industrial Relations today announced that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for February was 4.6 percent, unchanged from January. Statewide, there were 626,400 employed and 30,150 unemployed in February, which combines for a total seasonally adjusted labor force of 656,550. Click ...
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Non-farm Jobs Up by 12,500 Over the Year HONOLULU — The Hawaii State Department of Labor & Industrial Relations today announced that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for January was 4.6 percent, down from the revised rate of 4.7 percent in December. Statewide, there were 625,650 employed and 30,250 unemployed in January, for a total seasonally ...
Read More Hawaii’s Unemployment Rate Drops to 4.6% in January

60,540 Total Job Openings in All Major Industries and Occupations by 2015.  HONOLULU — The Hawaii State Department of Labor and Industrial Relations today announced the release of its Employment Forecasts for the Short-Term – 2015 publication, which forecasts that statewide employment will expand by 4.0 percent, or 26,880 jobs, from the first quarter of ...
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Leisure & Hospitality Leads All Sectors by Adding 4,700 Jobs HONOLULU — The Hawaii State Department of Labor & Industrial Relations today announced that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for December was 4.5 percent, up slightly from 4.4 percent in November. Statewide, employment increased by 3,400 to 625,800 and the total seasonally adjusted labor force ...
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The next Job Quest Job Fair will be held at Blaisdell Exhibition Hall on January 29, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Admission is $3 for general admission and $1 for students, seniors (55+), and military (w/valid military ID). View the flyer View more details

Leisure & Hospitality Adds 5,100 Jobs Over the Year HONOLULU—The Hawaii State Department of Labor & Industrial Relations announced today that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for November was 4.4 percent, unchanged from October. Statewide, there were 622,450 employed and 29,000 unemployed in November, for a total seasonally adjusted labor force of 651,400. Nationally, the ...
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Proposed Penalties Total $155,375 HONOLULU—The Hawaii State Department of Labor and Industrial Relations’ (DLIR) Hawaii Occupational Safety and Health Division today announced that it issued citations to Hale Mahaolu for exposing workers and the public to asbestos. The health violations were related to work with asbestos-containing material (ACM) in the Lahaina Surf Complex between January ...
Read More State Cites Maui Company for Workplace Violations Involving Asbestos

Improved Rates Projected to Save Employers $300 per Employee  HONOLULU — The Hawaii State Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR) today announced that Unemployment Insurance tax rates for 2014 will be reduced 35 percent on average, resulting in employers paying $130 million less in taxes, or $300 less per employee on average for 2014. ...
Read More State Announces Reduction in Unemployment Taxes for 2014

HONOLULU — The Hawaii State Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR) is reminding small businesses that the delay in federally required online enrollment under the Affordable Care Act does not pertain to Hawaii and does not change employer obligations under the Hawaii Prepaid Health Care Act. To read the full release click here.

Registrations are now being accepted for PEOs pursuant to Act 174.  Pertinent materials can be downloaded from the following links: PEO Info Notice PEO Application (Rev. 4-14-14) PEO Bond Form PEO Client List Form For more information on the current registration requirements and how to register, or on any registration requirement changes that resulted from the amendments ...
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