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Have you noticed your credit card account being closed within the last 30 days? Or, your credit limit being cut with a credit card? A new report from CompareCards The results showed that nearly 50 million American credit card holders said they have had their credit limit slashed or their card closed in the past […]

On Tuesday, April 28, one of President Donald Trump’s senior economic advisers, Kevin Hassett, informed CNN’s Poppy Harlow that he foresees a 16 to 20 per cent spike in unemployment by the start of June. This level of unemployment is equivalent to what people experienced during the Great Depression from 1929 to 1939. Countries around […]

Some individuals who filed for unemployment in New York State received paperwork that had another persons information on it. According to a spokesperson from the Department Of Labor they have contacted the individuals this incident has affected. The paperwork mailed to people who filed for unemployment contained personal information  that was not their own. The […]

Those who file will not have to call the Department of Labor, they can complete the application online by visiting unemployment.labor.ny.gov. If you cannot complete your application online or have any questions, call (888) 209-8124. The Pandemic Unemployment Assistance applies to the following individuals: Self-employed New Yorkers; Independent contractors; New Yorkers who worked for an app-based […]

On Friday, April 17, Governor Andrew Cuomo and Attorney General Letitia James informed the public that a previous suspension of certain debt collections and associated interest and fees initiated for 30 days starting on March 17 had been extended to May 17 because of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. They also explained that another extension is possible […]

The financial impact of COVID-19 has now reached a historic level when it comes to unemployment. Just released numbers have 4.4 million people filing for unemployment insurance this past week. That brings a grand total for the last five weeks to 26.4 million according to the labor department. 16 million people are receiving unemployment right […]

If you have tried to file for unemployment but can’t due to the New York State Department Of Labor website crashing there is good news. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has confirmed through his office that the state is getting help from Google. The two entities are partnering to create a new interface for the […]

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April 3, 2020

Written by the Birthday Girl Amorette Miller Just weeks ago, the Greater Rochester region grappled with a tight job market as our unemployment rate was too low. Today, we are faced with a different dilemma. Due to the coronavirus epidemic, the unemployment rate has skyrocketed around the globe. Goldman Sachs reports that Unemployment across the nation […]

The New York State Department of Labor has been hit hard by the coronavirus. Tens of thousands of workers throughout the state who have lost their ability to earn an income have filed unemployment insurance claims. Their inquiries and applications have overwhelmed existing infrastructure and caused service interruptions. Call centers have experienced more than 150,000 […]

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