Karin Price Mueller | March 11, 2022 | NJ.com |
At a hearing that lasted more than three hours on Thursday, lawmakers grilled Labor Commissioner Robert Asaro-Angelo about complaints they’ve received from constituents about outstanding unemployment claims since the start of the pandemic.
The lawmakers suggested the Labor Department open mega-sites similar to what the state used to distribute COVID vaccines, or use mobile centers like the Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) did during the pandemic, to help serve residents who have unresolved claims.
“We should have mega-sites,” said Senate Labor Committee chairman Sen. Fred Madden (D-Gloucester). “Get DOT on the phone and put money in it, and if (unemployed workers) need a ride, we should bring them in and process them.”
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