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  • iMail , News August 9, 2012

    Thirty-five States End Emergency Jobless Benefits

    After this week, no state will provide additional weeks of emergency unemployment insurance. More than a half million workers will be affected. “Emergency benefits will no longer be available in any state, not because most states’ economies have improved to anywhere near pre-recession conditions, but because they have not significantly deteriorated in the past three

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  • iMail , News April 10, 2012

    Tell Congress to Stop UI Debit Card Fees

    Prepaid bank cards provide the jobless easy access to their benefits and can help those without a bank account avoid check-cashing fees and the risk of carrying cash. However, Big Banks are stinging too many unemployed Americans with unnecessary and hidden costs. Of the 40 states that have switched from paper checks to prepaid debit

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  • iMail , News February 16, 2012

    GOP Demanding Diplomas, Drug Tests for Unemployed

    Millions of jobless Americans are – yet, again – slated to lose their unemployment benefits if Congress fails to extend benefits before February 29, 2012. A deal is currently on the table, but it includes numerous changes in unemployment policy brought forth by Republican members of Congress, including requiring jobless applicants to pass a high

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  • iMail , News February 9, 2012

    Battles Rage over Drug Tests for Unemployed

    Senate Democrats have offered an emergency plan for extending unemployment insurance (UI) benefits for millions of jobless Americans whose benefits are set to expire on February 29, 2012. The Democratic proposal rejects GOP calls to require jobless applicants pass a drug test and enroll in GED classes in order to receive benefits – two issues

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  • News February 3, 2012

    Unemployed Veterens Factoid

    Yesterday, the White House detailed its new Veterans Jobs Corps that will put 20,000 vets to work over the next five years. Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki described it as a “bold new effort” to lower the unemployment rate for veterans. And Interior Secretary Ken Salazar suggested that the program – aimed at preserving

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