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November 3, 2008: Unemployed Workers
Unemployed Workers describes itself as an “on-line forum created after the 2001 recession for the nation’s jobless and underemployed workers. Now again, in 2008, with another recession threatening millions of hard-working families, this Website provides a timely resource to learn more about the key programs available to workers and communities hard hit by the economy, to share experiences and concerns, and to participate in the national debate to stimulate the economy and make sure families get the aid they need to find good-paying jobs. ”
The site’s main sections cover extending jobless benefits, offering resources for unemployed workers (including links to government Websites designed to help workers access current benefit programs), providing an opportunity “for workers to share and document [in a Worker Forum] their concerns and experiences coping with today’s especially tight job market and to pose questions of common interest to other workers,” and reporting helpful statistics that “document the new realities of long-term unemployment and the need for an extension of federal jobless benefits.”
The site also sends out action alerts to those who sign up for them.
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