Archive for Tag: unemployment

Shore lawmakers urge Murphy to reopen state

LAKEWOOD, N.J. – Sen. Robert Singer and Assemblymen Sean Kean and Edward Thomson issued a joint statement urging Gov. Phil Murphy to reopen businesses. “We need to start reopening more businesses and services in New Jersey. The number of deaths, new cases and hospitalizations from Covid-19 are thankfully decreasing....

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Review and replace the unemployment system, says DePhillips

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Christopher P. DePhillips will introduce a resolution urging Gov. Phil Murphy to require the state Labor Department to make recommendations within two weeks on how to replace the state’s decades-old computer system that is struggling to handle the flood of insurances claims. “It is unacceptable...

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Rooney calls for replacing DOL commissioner after weeks-long unemployment backlog

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney is calling on Labor Commissioner Robert Asaro-Angelo to resign if he can’t fix the unemployment backlog. Rooney has heard complaints for weeks from frustrated constituents about delays, backlogs and a generally unresponsive unemployment system. “Fixing the current systemic problems with unemployment clearly...

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Wirths points to soaring unemployment in effort to rethink economic shutdown

ALLAMUCHY, N.J. – As unemployment claims continue to mount by hundreds of thousands and economists warn that mandatory stay-at-home orders are pushing the economy into depression territory, Assemblyman Hal Wirths says it’s time for lawmakers to rethink the strategies in place. “On one-hand a lot of lives have been...

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