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Regional Employer Support Network to host session on unemployment insurance

BEMIDJI, Minn. (July 29, 2009) — The northern Minnesota Regional Employer Support Network, located in the Bemidji State University Center for Research and  Innovation, will host a session on unemployment insurance on Thursday, Aug. 6.

Unemployment Insurance Seminar
The support network will present a broad range of unemployment insurance topics including benefits eligibility, the definition of “suitable employment” for unemployment insurance applicants, an introduction to the Employer Online Self-Service System with a focus on its new benefits functions, filing appeals or raising issues, covered and non-covered employment, tax rates and experience ratings, taxable wages and the processes for submitting quarterly wage detail reports and reporting unemployment fraud.

Location: Bemidji, Minn. (Center for Research and Innovation); Thursday, Aug. 6; 9 a.m. - noon
Cost: $50. Advance registration required; deadline Monday, Aug. 3.

The courses are sponsored by the Regional Employer Support Network in partnership with the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.

For more information on the course or for registration information, please contact the Bemidji State University Center for Research and Innovation at (218) 755-4900; toll free, (888) 738-3224; e-mail,; or at

Aug. 6 - 9 a.m. - noon - Bemidji State University Center for Research and Innovation hosts Regional Employer Support Network presentation on unemployment insurance. Location: CRI; 3801 Bemidji Ave. N.; Bemidji, Minn. Cost: $50; advance registration required by Aug. 3. For information: (218) 755-4900; (888) 738-3224;;

About the Regional Employer Support Network
The Regional Employer Support Network was formed after area employers expressed the need for a network of professionals involved in human resource development and management. It usually meets the first Thursday of each month with regular sessions lasting two hours. Lengthier quarterly sessions are also scheduled. CRI staff facilitate RESN activities with support provided by North Country Health Services, North Country Business Products, Potlatch, Bi-CAP, Pinnacle Publishing, and Anderson Fabrics, and Johanneson, Inc.

About Bemidji State University Bemidji State University, located in northern Minnesota’s lake district, occupies a wooded campus along the shore of Lake Bemidji. Enrolling more than 5,000 students, the University offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and nine graduate programs encompassing arts, sciences and select professional programs. The University is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system and has a faculty and staff of more than 550. University signature themes include environmental stewardship, civic engagement and global and multi-cultural understanding. For further information about the University, visit Become a fan of Bemidji State University on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.