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Announcement for PUA Claimants

Claimants are urged to use as many of the self-serve tools available to them to enable the claims center to better respond to the high volume of calls about issues claimants are not able to address though self-service.

Help is available for the upcoming Heating Season

Households concerned about upcoming winter heating costs can apply for the state’s regular heating assistance program beginning October 2020 at their local human service zone office (formerly known as county social service office).

Statement to reimbursable employers

Job Service North Dakota has issued the following notice in regard to refund checks to reimbursable employers. Click to read full statement.

System maintenance scheduled for Thursday, September 24

All systems will be unavailable during these times. Please click to open the story for further details.

UA Sprinkler Fitters Local 669 Apprenticeship Opportunities

Local 669 Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC) is recruiting qualified applicants for Sprinkler Fitters who are piping mechanics specializing in fire protection. 

System Maintenance scheduled Tuesday and Wednesday overnights

All systems will be unavailable during these times. Please click to open the story for further details.

FEMA approves North Dakota’s participation in Lost Wages Assistance program to aid unemployed workers

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum today expressed his gratitude after the Federal Emergency Management Agency approved North Dakota’s participation in the Lost Wages Assistance program created by President Donald Trump to ease the economic burden for those who have lost their employment because of the coronavirus pandemic.

System Maintenance scheduled for Thursday, September 3

Job Service North Dakota will be conducting maintenance which will affect the employer internet website (UI EASY), the secure file transfer portal (Secure FTP), the claimant internet website (UI ICE) and the claims center interactive voice response phone systems (701-328-4995) beginning Thursday September 3, 2020 at 8:00 PM and ending no later than Friday September 4, 2020 at 1 AM CDT.  

All systems will be unavailable. Claimants will be unable to file an unemployment insurance claim, certify eligibility or complete required UI activities while maintenance is performed. Please make plans to complete these activities prior to the downtime or once the system returns to normal operation.

Burgum: North Dakota will participate in Lost Wages Assistance program created by President Trump

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum today announced that North Dakota has applied to participate in the Lost Wages Assistance program created by President Donald Trump to ease the economic burden for those who have lost their employment because of the coronavirus pandemic.


We are reviewing the President's Executive Order

Job Service North Dakota is currently assessing the Executive Orders issued on August 8 regarding a “Lost Wages Assistance Program.”

When we have additional information, we will update claimants on our website, social media platforms, and directly via claimant communications.

North Dakota Emergency Commission approves nearly $320M in third round of COVID-19 relief

Package includes $59M for cities and counties, $97M for health programs, $100M to keep Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund solvent

Apprenticeship Notification: Bergstrom Electric

This announcement is for the purpose of establishing a list of qualified apprenticeship applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin or sex. Apprentices will be selected according to qualifications alone.

Job Service reminds claimants of upcoming changes to Unemployment Insurance program

Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation is scheduled to end the week of July 25, 2020

Burgum signs order restoring work registration, search requirements for those seeking unemployment

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum today signed an executive order restoring the work registration and search requirements for individuals seeking unemployment benefits, effective July 26.


Systems change and holiday will affect Unemployment Insurance payments

Due to the 4th of July holiday, benefit payments which would have been processed on Friday July 3rd, will not be processed until Monday July 6th.

Fraud Alert: Office of Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Labor

This is a Fraud Alert from the Office of Inspector General at the U.S. Department of Labor.

North Dakota’s Unemployment Rate 9.2% for April

BISMARCK, N.D. – Job Service North Dakota reported that labor statistics released today show North Dakota’s April not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 9.2 percent. The unemployment rate increased 6.5 percent between March and April. April 2019’s rate was 6.7 percent lower than the current rate.

Employers should be on the lookout for fraudulent Unemployment Insurance claims

Unprecedented claim volumes are driving a dramatic increase in fraudulent unemployment claims across the country – North Dakota included.

Job Service North Dakota uses multiple types of fraud identification and prevention tools, but the most effective fraud prevention tool available is North Dakota’s employers. 

Unemployment Insurance and COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs updated as quickly as possible. 

Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) press release

Beginning Thursday, May 14, letters are being sent to applicants who have submitted claims for PEUC aid since April 4, when Job Service North Dakota began accepting PEUC applications. The letter can also be found by logging into UI ICE and checking the "Correspondence" tab.

Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) is now open for certifications

Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) is now accepting certifications from qualified applicants


JSND is now accepting Pandemic-related unemployment claim types

Job Service North Dakota has successfully implemented programming to accept two new Pandemic-related claim types provided by the recently passed federal CARES Act. Click to read more.

Burgum waives waiting period for unemployment benefits, extends business closures by two weeks

Gov. Doug Burgum today signed an executive order waiving the mandatory one-week waiting period for unemployment benefits as claims continue to increase in North Dakota during the COVID-19 pandemic.


UI interactive dashboard is live

Job Service North Dakota’s Labor Information Market (LMI) Center has launched an interactive dashboard to display information about initial unemployment claims.

You will find it with the LMI center’s other dashboards at ndlmi.com.

We remain ready to assist you

Effective Friday, March 20, 2020, all Job Service North Dakota Workforce Center locations will be closed temporarily to limit public contact and access to our facilities. While we encourage you to use our online services at jobsnd.com, we also remain ready to assist you over the phone with your workforce and unemployment needs:

Help stop the spread

We're here to help online and via phone.

Job Service North Dakota postpones upcoming job fair events

Large-scale job fair events scheduled in March and some in April are being postponed until a later date due to recommendations to limit the spread of COVID-19. Specific event information is below. For more information on all hiring events, visit our website at jobsnd.com/events .

Dealing with COVID-19

Resources for dealing with the novel coronavirus in the workplace.


Benefit Payments Delayed due to President's Day Holiday

Job Service offices will be closed Monday, Feb. 17, and benefit payments will be a day late due to the President's Day holiday.

Apprenticeship Notification: Heat and Frost Insulators

Application period is June 20 - July 20, 2020

Apply to the HIRE Vets Medallion Award Program

Only two North Dakota companies have earned this prestigious honor. Your business could be next!

Electrical apprenticeships announce open enrollment

Dakotas JATC announces open enrollment for Inside Wireman (Electrician) apprenticeships. Everyone interested is encouraged to apply.

Bergstrom Electric accepting apprenticeship applications

Apply weekdays 8o-5 at Bergstrom Electric offices in Grand Forks, Fargo, Devils Lake, Bismarck and Thief River Falls, MN.

Boilermakers Apprenticeship Program accepts applications

Click to learn dates and times applications will be accepted.

Ironworkers Apprenticeship & Training Opportunity

To apply at the sub-ofice in Bismarck, ND of the Ironworkers Local No. 512 -- Region C call 701-751-3609 for an appointment. Click to learn more.

Sheet Metal Apprenticeship Opportunity

Sheet Metal Workers' JATC announces year-round opportunities for apprenticeships.

Two ND companies earn prestigious HIRE Vets Medallion

Fargo, ND – Midwest AgEnergy in Underwood, ND and Sysco North Dakota in Fargo were awarded today with 2019 Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Veterans (HIRE Vets) Gold Medallions by the US Department of Labor. They are the first North Dakota businesses to earn the honor.


Notification of Apprenticeship Opportunities Carpenters Millwrights Local 1091

Notification of equal employment opportunity apprenticeship applications.

Notification of Apprenticeship Opportunities Inside Wiremen Electrician

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