District 37 Legislators Again Call on Labor Commissioner to Set Up In-Person Unemployment Claims Location
Trenton – Following up on their letter sent in July, Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg, Assembly Speaker Pro Tempore Gordon Johnson and Assembly Deputy Speaker Valerie Huttle again called on the Department of Labor and Workforce Development to set up an in-person satellite location in Bergen County to settle long overdue unemployment claims.
In the letter sent to Labor Commissioner Asaro-Angelo and Governor Murphy, the legislators suggested using their 37th District as a pilot program for resolving claims in-person. The letter requested that the department set up a satellite location where residents still struggling to receive their unemployment benefits could meet directly with representatives from the department in order to sort out their outstanding claims.
The letter noted that their district offices are still being inundated with desperate residents asking for help and wondering why they have yet to receive the benefits they applied for, in some cases, as far back as March.
The follow-up letter was sent this week, renewing the initial request sent in mid-July.