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This Week in Labor - January 22, 2013

>>AMY SUSAN: Hi, welcome to This Week in Labor.

This Week in Labor, we want to remind all contractors that work on commercial and public works projects to submit prevailing wage surveys for 2013. All surveys for the 2013 working year need to be submitted by February 1st. You now can submit your survey online. For more information on how to do that please visit or click on the video below.

It’s very important to remember if you’re claiming unemployment and you move that you change your address with the Division of Employment Security. If you don’t change your address, benefits may be delayed if we are unable to contact you with important information regarding your claim. Changing your U.S. Postal Service address does not change your address with the division. If you need to change your address with the division please visit the website on your screen or call your Regional Claims Center.

Last week's most frequently asked question relating to unemployment benefits was: How can I file an appeal? The answer: Visit and click on "File an Appeal for Benefits" then follow the instructions. It’s very important to remember you cannot e-mail or call in an appeal to the Division of Employment Security. You must provide the necessary information and mail it to the contact information listed on the page.

Missouri is one of 9 states to participate in the Great Central U.S. Shake Out, an exercise that entails thousands of people participating in a planned earthquake drill. Most of our waking hours are spent in the workplace and being prepared for a natural disaster such as an earthquake is very important...which is why we at the department are encouraging all employees and employers to sign up for the drill scheduled to take place on Thursday February 7th at 10:15 in the morning. To sign up, visit this website.

And that is what is going on... this week in labor.