More than 100 people have been camped out in Long Island City for days in tents, cars and lawn chairs to apply for 50 apprenticeships with District Council 9.
President Barack Obama said he wants Congress to act quickly to reinstate and extend federal unemployment benefits that officially expired Saturday.
Legislation that would extend the amount of time that jobless residents in New Jersey could receive unemployment benefits has been sent to Gov. Chris Christie’s desk.
On the billions of dollars states borrowed from the federal government to pay unemployment benefits during the recession, $1.3 billion in interest was coming due this Fall.
Jobless New Jersey residents may soon be able to receive training from potential employers without jeopardizing their unemployment benefits.
Bill Holland of the New Jersey Working Families Alliance will lead a rally outsider Assemblyman Alex DeCroce’s office in Whippany Wednesday.
Christie said remarks by Assembly Republican Leader Alex DeCroce “ill-advised.” DeCroce told business leaders this week that a resident collecting $550 a week in unemployment benefits has little incentive to look for work.
Connecticut officials say hundreds of people have defrauded the state by collecting $2.5 million in unemployment benefits they do not deserve.
With two million Americans losing their unemployment benefits just as the holidays are arriving, New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan is taking a nuanced position.
A partisan dispute in Washington is threatening to unhinge the lives of the unemployed, and just in time for the holidays.
Those in the Garden State seeking jobless benefits for the first time will be eligible for up to 26 weeks of aid instead of 99 weeks.
Nearly 2 million Americans will stop getting unemployment checks next month — unless Congress votes to renew extended jobless benefits by Nov. 30. Here’s a guide to unemployed benefits and the looming aid cutoff.
Unless Congress acts, extended unemployment benefits will expire at midnight Tuesday for roughly 400,000 New York residents, 275,000 from New Jersey and 58,000 from Connecticut.
Nearly 200,000 New Yorkers could lose their jobless benefits as emergency benefits are set to expire next month.