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MICHIGAN WORKS! WEST CENTRAL: Workers affected by COVID-19 provided emergency relief through governor's actions to expand unemployment benefits

Local Government

By Press release submission | Mar 25, 2020

Unemployment

Michigan Works! West Central issued the following announcement on March 23.

Nearly 110,000 workers filed for benefits since governor’s order

Workers affected by COVID-19 #coronavirus provided emergency relief through governor's actions to expand unemployment benefits.

As thousands of employees across Michigan are impacted by COVID-19, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s Executive Order signed on Monday to expand unemployment benefits continues to provide emergency relief to the state’s working families. While experiencing a tremendous increase in demand, Michigan’s unemployment system continues to serve customers.

“We understand that COVID-19 has caused economic harm to our workers as sacrifices are made to protect all of our residents. Extending and expanding unemployment benefits has provided emergency relief to many Michiganders,” said Jeff Donofrio, director of the Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity. “Even though we’ve seen an unprecedented need for emergency financial assistance, Michigan’s unemployment system, and its hardworking staff, continue to provide critical help online and over the phone. Michiganders impacted by the COVID-19 epidemic should continue to visit michigan.gov/UIA or call 866-500-0017 to apply for benefits.”

https://www.michigan.gov/…/0,9753,7-406-98158-522595--,00.h…

Original source can be found here.

Source:  Michigan Works! West Central

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