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June 03, 2020

PLEASE JOIN US FOR A TELECONFERENCE ON UNEMPLOYMENT RESOURCES AND ASSISTANCE FOR CALIFORNIANS

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Dear Friend,

I hope you and your loved ones are staying safe and healthy. Our nation is facing unprecedented job losses and economic downturn due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In California alone, nearly 5 million people have applied for unemployment assistance, and Governor Newsom recently shared that the state’s unemployment rate could peak at 24.5 percent. My colleagues in the Legislature and I are working very hard to improve the current system and make sure your claims are processed in a timely manner. Additionally, in order to assist affected individuals, the state is extending benefits. The Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation program launched last week and will allow certain Californians who have maxed out unemployment benefits to receive additional money.

To find out more about this extension, as well as other unemployment benefits and assistance, please join us (virtually) on Wednesday, June 3 at 11:00 a.m. I will be hosting a livestream teleconference with the California Employment Development Department (EDD) to go over available programs and answer your questions. Please join us by watching the livestream here:

To submit a question, please click here or call (619) 409-7690.

As always, if you need any state assistance, please do not hesitate to contact my offices. We are working full-time remotely to continue to serve you.

Please stay safe and healthy.


Ben Hueso
Senator, 40th District

 

EMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE RESOURCES


More information about California's response to the COVID-19 pandemic can be found at www.covid19.ca.gov.

 

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