KDOL Employee Awards Presented
The Kansas Department of Labor named two employees in its latest Employee Recognition and Award Program. Dave Welton and Kristina Wockenfuss. Read the release here.
June Labor Report
The June seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.9 percent, up from 4.8 percent in May and down from 5.6 percent in June 2013. Kansas gained 15,000 seasonally adjusted private sector jobs, or 1.3 percent since last year, and 18,400 nonfarm jobs, also a 1.3 percent increase. Read more here.
KDOL assisted federal authorities with the investigation and prosecution of a Chicago woman who has been sentenced to six years in federal prison for operating a federal income tax fraud scheme as well as one of the largest fictitious employer unemployment fraud schemes ever prosecuted nationwide. Read more here.