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Department of Labor announces topics for continued virtual town halls

Apr 20 2020, 9:34 PM

The Vermont Department of Labor announced Monday it will continue its Virtual Town Hall events for the week of April 19 in response to the continued economic impact of Covid-19. 

Upcoming sessions include information about the application process and implementation of Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), which will expand unemployment benefits for some of those previously not eligible such as the self employed, independent contractors and sole proprietors, among others.

Other sessions will review the unemployment claims process. During these sessions, Department of Labor staff members will provide an overview of top questions the Unemployment Insurance Division has received, as well as general instruction, tips and updates to attendees.

The town hall schedules and a link to access them is here.

Previous events are uploaded to the Department’s YouTube Channel for public viewing.

— Sarah Asch