Unemployment Update: State Stops $1.2 Billion Unemployment Fraud High Income Jobs For All!
Unemployment Update 11–20–2020
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A recent report from multiple universities shows that the poverty rate increased by 2 percent earlier this summer, which was when the FPUC weekly $600 unemployment benefits ended.
It also shows that the poverty rate increased to 11.3% during the months of September and October, compared to 9.4% in April-June.
Bruce Meyer, a co-author of the study, explained: “The poverty rate fell initially in the pandemic because we initially provided a lot of aid.”
He continued: “People are running down their stock of savings if they had any. They already asked about borrowing money from family and friends. Their ways of coping are starting to run out.”
Hopefully, these disturbing numbers can force Congress to act quickly on another stimulus package with ample extended enhanced unemployment benefits to help us get through the rest of this crazy year.
Meanwhile, the great state of New Jersey recently announced that they have stopped at least $1.2 billion in fraudulent unemployment claims across the state.
The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development has called this week national Fraud Awareness Week, with an effort to alert states of identity theft and phishing scams using unemployment systems.
Labor Commissioner Robert Asaro-Angelo explained: “We are urging every business owner to review their quarterly benefits reports from our department and to be disciplined and vigilant about reporting any inconsistencies to us immediately.”
He continued: “In addition to sophisticated anti-fraud measures we have in place, we need you to be our partners in preventing fraud so we stay two steps ahead of these criminals and you don’t suffer financially.”
Hopefully that $1.2 billion that they have secured from fraudsters can go to actual New Jersey citizens in need of unemployment support from the government.
A non-profit located in Queens, NY called Pursuit, which teaches people how to code on computers, is making a concerted effort to put low-income workers in high-paying tech jobs.
Pursuit graduates roughly 140 students a year, bringing on average a jump from $18,000 annually pre-program, to a whopping $85,000 a year post-program.
CEO Jukay Hsu believes that community is key to a thriving business and that the traditional college diploma requirement is a bit outdated.
Hsu explained: “A college degree is such a traditional marker of class.”
After ensuring that Pursuit’s students had access to materials, Hsu put up $100,000 in an emergency fund that anyone could access if in need of emergency support.
With plans to have more students in programs shortly, Hsu explained: “Our work is more important and urgent than ever.”
This is an amazing program that can help get qualified, low-income employees the chance they’ve been waiting for at a job in a lucrative and blossoming industry.
If you still haven’t applied for unemployment assistance, begin the weekend right by applying today.
Just visit your state’s PUA or UI website, submit your supporting documents and employment history, and let them know that you’re currently out of work due to that thing out there.
It’s totally worth it to submit your application, as you could be eligible to receive a backdated unemployment check for $10,000.
To all of the gig-workers, self-employed, independent contractors, 1099 workers, even side hustlers, volunteers, and freelancers, I know it sounds like a broken record, but the PUA was made just for you in the CARES Act, back when they cared.
Don’t miss out on your chance to receive these incredible government unemployment benefits before they expire on December 31st.
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