Tag Archives: Vermont Department of Labor

Local News
February 21, 2018

Rutland to debut school-to-job pilot program

RUTLAND—The Rutland Region Workforce Investment Board (RRWIB) in collaboration with the Rutland Economic Development Corporation (REDC) recently announced Real Careers @ Rutland County, a pilot program funded through the Vermont Department of Labor.

The program will engage high school seniors and recent graduates in training…

State News
May 27, 2016

Obama Administration rule on overtime pay

On May 18 the Obama Administration issued a new rule that will make millions more Americans eligible for overtime pay. The Vermont Department of Labor (VDOL) estimates that 8,500 working Vermonters may become newly eligible for overtime pay above 40 hours per week as a…

Local News
May 27, 2016

Vermont unemployment rate decreases to 3.2 percent in April

The Vermont Department of Labor (VDOL) announced May 20 that the seasonally-adjusted Vermont unemployment rate for April was 3.2 percent. This represents a decrease of one-tenth of one percentage point from the revised March rate (3.3 percent). The national rate in April was 5.0 percent.

As…

Letter
March 30, 2016

Why the Vt. Legislature needs to pass H.867

Dear Editor,

Nearly 97 percent of Vermont’s businesses are classified as “small” according to the Small Business Association (SBA). Statistics provided by the SBA report that between 2010 and 2013 Vermont had 77,726 small businesses and that, of that number, 60,067 businesses were without employees….

Opinion
March 27, 2015

An economy for all Vermonters

By Governor Peter Shumlin

This week, the Vermont Department of Labor released revised calendar year 2014 data. Unlike the monthly reports that can fluctuate for various reasons, this data gives a more accurate view of the year as a whole. The results were…