The last recession pummeled the government workforce. Now, the pandemic has hit and once again, layoffs have become a fact of life. But not every state and local government is cutting jobs to stanch revenue losses.
About 70,000 New Jersey workers have exhausted their unemployment benefits during the pandemic. Some received relief as the state opened slots for a 13-week extension. However, the rest still struggle to find work.
By Karin Price Mueller, NJ Advance Media Group | June 2, k彩平台
California needs 10,000 workers to act as contact tracers, but it has only trained about 950. Gov. Newsom has said if state workers don’t volunteer to be contact tracers, they might be temporarily reassigned to the job.
By Wes Venteicher, The Sacramento Bee | May 27, k彩平台
Despite some hurdles, government through remote work is performing better than expected. It will likely lead to permanent changes in everything from labor management and technology to physical footprints.
By Alan Greenblatt, Senior Staff Writer | May 18, k彩平台
Washington state halted unemployment payments for two days as they tried to block $1.6 million of fraudulent claims. While the state has not been ravaged by unemployment, about 1 million unemployed workers still seek aid.