Thursday, June 30, 2011

halt to extended benefits for unemployed, whole prog set to expire

After this week, workers laid off through no fault of their own will not be eligible for any of the generous extended unemployment benefits layoff victims have received from the federal government since 2008.

"The federal unemployment programs all expire at the end of this year. This means that anyone who is laid off on July 1st or later, will ONLY receive state benefits unless Congress acts to keep these needed programs up and running."
- Judy Conti, lobbyist for National Employment Law Project

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