Department of Employment Security http://nhpr.org en N.H. Employment Security Hosts Job Fair http://nhpr.org/post/nh-employment-security-hosts-job-fair <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">&nbsp;New Hampshire Employment Security is hosting a job fair in Manchester, with more than 75 businesses expected to attend.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Openings are available in manufacturing, staffing, retail, government, education, health care, computers and technology, and other fields.</p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 11:21:19 +0000 Associated Press 50417 at http://nhpr.org State Touts Success Of Entrepreneurship Program For Unemployed http://nhpr.org/post/state-touts-success-entrepreneurship-program-unemployed <p>More than 50 businesses have started in New Hampshire in the past six months thanks to a <a href="http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2013/SB0143.pdf" target="_blank">law</a> allowing laid-off workers to fund them with their unemployment benefits.&nbsp; That’s according to the <a href="http://www.nhsbdc.org/" target="_blank">Small Business Development Center</a> at <a href="http://unh.edu/" target="_blank">UNH</a>, which administers the so-called “Pathway To Work” program.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 22:10:34 +0000 Amanda Loder 42589 at http://nhpr.org State Touts Success Of Entrepreneurship Program For Unemployed Sequestration Hits Long-Term Unemployed In NH http://nhpr.org/post/sequestration-hits-long-term-unemployed-nh <p>The automatic federal budget cuts known as “Sequestration” will soon hit the long-term unemployed in New Hampshire.&nbsp; People who remain jobless for more than 26 weeks are eligible for federally-funded emergency unemployment benefits.&nbsp;</p><p>And those benefits will soon be cut.</p> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 21:26:13 +0000 Amanda Loder 26173 at http://nhpr.org N.H. Unemployment Slightly Up in July http://nhpr.org/post/nh-unemployment-slightly-july <p>The New Hampshire Department of Employment Security <a href="http://www.nhes.nh.gov/elmi/statistics/documents/nr-current.pdf">says </a>unemployment is slightly up for the month of July.</p><p>More than 4,400 jobs were lost between June and July, bringing the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate to 5.4 percent. That&rsquo;s an increase of&nbsp;.3 &nbsp;percentage points. The total number of employed residents was just shy of 700,000.</p><p>The New Hampshire unemployment rate is still well below the national rate of 8.3 percent, which also went up a tenth of a percent from June.</p> Tue, 14 Aug 2012 21:14:42 +0000 Ryan Lessard 10877 at http://nhpr.org N.H. Unemployment Slightly Up in July