About 70,000 New Jersey’s workers have exhausted their unemployment benefits during the pandemic. Some received relief as the state opened slots for a 13-week extension. However, the rest still struggle to find work.
By Karin Price Mueller, NJ Advance Media Group | June 2, 2020
California needs 10,000 workers to act as contact tracers, but it has only trained about 950. Gov. Newsom has said if state workers don’t volunteer to be contact tracers, they might be temporarily reassigned to the job.
By Wes Venteicher, The Sacramento Bee | May 27, 2020
Despite some hurdles, government through remote work is performing better than expected. It will likely lead to permanent changes in everything from labor management and technology to physical footprints.
By Alan Greenblatt, Senior Staff Writer | May 18, 2020
Washington state halted unemployment payments for two days as they tried to block $1.6 million of fraudulent claims. While the state has not been ravaged by unemployment, about 1 million unemployed workers still seek aid.
A Tennessee Congressman hopes to stop the Tennessee Valley Authority from outsourcing 108 of its IT jobs to foreign companies. “It is incomprehensible that TVA would outsource jobs held by hard-working Americans.”
By Dave Flessner, Chattanooga Times/Free Press | May 14, 2020