Money Mule Fraud Alert

Fraudsters are stealing unemployment insurance money through a new Money Mule scam. Money mules are individuals who are asked to receive funds into their bank account and then “process” those funds via wire transfer, mail or peony services. Individuals are advised to protect themselves by refusing to send or receive money on behalf of individuals and businesses for which they are not responsible and to be wary of online job postings and messages promising easy money for little to no effort. Please see the flyer below for more info.


University of Hawai‘i Community Colleges Virtual Career Fair

The University of Hawai‘i Community Colleges is hosting a virtual career fair from Sept 9 – Oct 1. Learn more and register today at

Virtual Career Fair

The University of Hawai‘i Community Colleges is hosting a virtual career fair through October 1st, 2021. Online Pre-Registration is REQUIRED! To register, visit

American Job Center

Effective September 13, 2021, proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test result will be required from anyone entering state facilities, including the American Job Centers, in accordance with Executive Order No. 21-07.

Accepted proof of vaccinations include:

  • Hard copy of vaccination card and matching I.D.
  • Photo of vaccination card and matching I.D.

Proof of negative COVID-19 test:

  • Proof of approved negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of visit

For appointments:

  • The Hilo AJC is open by appointment only. To make an appointment, call (808) 935-6527.
  • The Kauai AJC is open by appointment only. To make an appointment, call (808) 274-3056.
  • The Oahu AJC is open to walk-ins, and no appointment is required. For more information, call (808) 768-5701.

PEUC Balance

Please note that individuals with a balance on their PEUC claim will not be able to collect it after the week ending September 4.  In addition, PEUC claim balances cannot be used to establish a new regular UI claim.

PEUC Alert

With federal unemployment benefits ending on September 4, 2021, the last payable week of PEUC is September 4. All PEUC claimants will need to file their September 4 claim certifications by September 11 – failure to do so will result in issues with the claim. If there is a balance on your claim, you will not be able to collect it after September 4, although, you will receive backpay on claims pending for prior weeks if deemed eligible. Those who have not worked since March 2020 should not file a new UI claim.

Appointment Error

The DLIR’s statewide online claims appointment system scheduler inadvertently offered and accepted appointments prior to the Sept. 7 appointment start date. This was an error that primarily affected Oahu. The Unemployment Office is following up with affected individuals via email to reschedule the appointments for a future date. If you do not receive an email, then your appointment was not affected. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Resuming New Regular UI Claims

The PEUC program is scheduled to end on September 4, 2021.  Claimants that chose to remain on PEUC when presented the “PEUC $25 Option” will receive an email from the Unemployment Insurance (UI) office notifying them of next steps to resume their new regular UI claims on August 27, 2021.

If you do not receive the email, it is because you did not qualify for the PEUC $25 option.

End of the Federal Programs

The Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC), Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC), and Mixed Earners Unemployment Compensation (MEUC) programs will end on September 4, 2021. Here is what you need to know about filing for a new initial claim, along with the criteria.

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Statewide Office Appointments

The Department of Labor & Industrial Relations (DLIR) today announced it will not open statewide offices as planned for September 7, 2021 due to the significant increase in COVID-19 cases. In an effort to better serve the public during this time, the DLIR will expand telephone appointments for claimants with general unemployment insurance inquiries and launch telephone appointments for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) claims and for Employer Services. The DLIR will also continue to operate its call center. Access to all appointments is available via the web (Chrome or Microsoft Edge) at: