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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 ...
Read More Obama, Abercrombie Administrations Renew Commitment to Workplace Safety and Health in Hawaii

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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All Major Industries & Broad Occupational Groups are Expected to See Positive Growth   Honolulu–The Hawaii State Department of Labor and Industrial Relations today announced the release of its Employment Forecasts for the Short-Term 2012 publication, which reports that state employment is forecasted to expand by 4% or 26,690 jobs from the third quarter 2012 ...
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State Makes New Elevator Permit Applications and Payments Available Online HONOLULU—The Hawaii State Department of Labor & Industrial Relations (DLIR) today announced that installation applications for new elevators and kindred equipment and personnel hoists at construction sites will only be available online beginning August 6, 2013. The online form provides contractors a simple, one-stop application ...
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Jobs Increase by 7,600 Over the Year July 17, 2013 HONOLULU—The Hawaiʻi State Department of Labor and Industrial Relations today announced that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for June declined to 4.6 percent, from 4.7 percent in May. The last time the unemployment rate was 4.6 percent was in September 2008. Statewide, there were 617,250 ...
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Lowest Rate Since September 2008 June 20, 2013 HONOLULU — The Hawaii State Department of Labor and Industrial Relations today announced that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for May declined to 4.7 percent, from 4.9 percent in April. Statewide, there were 615,750 employed and 30,600 unemployed in May, for a total seasonally-adjusted labor force of ...
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