Having trouble getting through to unemployment?
One week before Christmas, over 500 state workers were laid off by the Department of Labor & Industry. Since then, unemployed workers trying to get information about their benefits have faced busy signals, as well as days, hours and weeks of waiting to get through on the phone. Advocates for the unemployed have been working to find solutions for claimants who need answers.
Groups such as the Philadelphia Unemployment Project and Philadelphia Legal Assistance have also be collecting information on the problems that claimants are having so that we can push the state to fix the problem. Click here to submit a complaint and help us keep track of peoples' issues.
PUP member Jackie Chapman speaking at a recent rally calling on the state to rehire laid off workers who help claimants with unemployment benefits.
Meet Catarena. After moving to Philadelphia from Brazil for better job opportunities, she was unable to find work for over a year. But by persisting and working with our Jobs Developer, she was recently hired by the city as a clinical Psychologist. Congratulations Catarena!