Managing Unemployment Insurance Costs

Managing Unemployment Insurance Costs

 The world of unemployment tax can be overwhelming and bewildering. It doesn’t have to be.  Join us and our guest speaker, Cynthia Anderson, Taxpayer Educator with the EDD for breakfast on Tuesday, March 19, 2013  and learn:


  • How the unemployment insurance rate is established.
  • What is an unemployment insurance reserve account.
  • Important notices and statements.
  • How to minimize unemployment insurance costs.

SF - Cynthia Anderson

Cynthia Anderson has been with the California Employment Development Department’s Tax Branch for 32 years.  She began her state service as a Tax Auditor in the Santa Clara County. Since 2002 she has been the Employment Tax Consultant for the Taxpayer Education and Assistance Program in Northern California.  She assists taxpayers in resolving issues and conducts employment tax seminars.  These seminars educate taxpayers with regard to State payroll tax requirements and employment status in Northern California.  Cynthia received her BS Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from California State University, Hayward.

Caring Company, Better Benefits…

According to a survey by, would-be employees seek a caring company with better benefits and fulfilling work over salary.  The survey revealed that potential employees want to work for a company “that truly cares about the well-being of its employees.”  What’s important?  Survey respondents say:

  • 84% prefer a fulfilling, challenging position
  • 82% cited job security as very important
  • 74% opt for an attractive benefits package
  • A high-base salary received a lower ranking at 66%

The survey further indicated a strong connection for companies that care for the welfare of employees, providing monetary security beyond the paycheck.  82% of workers say that being offered financial protection benefits shows that a company cares about the well-being of its employees.

This CCCEAC HR update provided by Barbara Trumbly of Centricity Solutions, LLC