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Officials Showcase Updated Jobless-Benefits System

May 23, 2024 | njspotlightnews.org









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During the worst months of the COVID-19 pandemic — when many New Jersey residents suffered untimely job losses — accessing jobless benefits proved difficult due to an outdated and overwhelmed unemployment system.


Since then, state officials, with the help of federal grants, have completely overhauled the unemployment application process, work that includes making applications available in a more mobile-friendly format.


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NJ SEED: Labor Commissioner Asaro-Angelo is correct when he says, “(b)eing between jobs is stressful enough”. It certainly is for those seeking reemployment. NJ’s participation if the federal government’s pilot project helped to dramatically improve the state’s unemployment insurance application process. NJ’s success will serve as a model for other states.



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