Nov 26, 2012
The layoff of 400 Unemployment Agency workers in Michigan has been horrendous for the unemployed. They cannot reach a human being by phone at the Unemployment Agency.
An unemployed woman tried having three phones going, starting at 7:30 a.m. She got only busy signals!
Another person had to borrow gas money and drive an hour, only to wait all day to be seen.
An elderly woman left in tears. Other state workers saw her and tried to comfort her. She said she didn’t know the first thing about computers, but was told she MUST use the computer – without any human help – THEN a person could help her!
Seasoned state workers say they have NEVER seen it so bad. There are long lines and all day waits.
Said one: “THIS is NO WAY to deliver service. The only thing the unemployed are being served is injustice.”