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NJBIA sent a letter to New Jersey’s Congressional delegation this week, requesting that it focus on measures to modernize the Unemployment Insurance system at the federal level. 

The request comes shortly after New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Robert Asaro-Angelo spoke of the needs for such improvements at an NJBIA virtual town hall. 

“This once-in-a-generation public health and economic crisis has highlighted the outdated regulatory framework and technological infrastructure that comprise our UI system,” wrote NJBIA Chief Government Affairs Officer Chrissy Buteas. 

“These weaknesses have made it difficult for eligible claimants to get their state UI benefits, while also undermining the effectiveness of emergency benefits passed at the federal level. States across the nation have faced these difficulties, making reforms necessary at the federal level. We urge you to consider the following issues and their corresponding policy solutions. 

To see the full NJBIA letter, click here.