Today Governor Evers announced the release of Emergency Order #7 which waives the 4-week enforced search for jobs before becoming eligible for unemployment insurance benefits. People are already being thrown out of work in this crisis, and with the recent mandatory shutdown of many businesses, this will escalate rapidly. Restaurant and bar workers are being furloughed at many businesses and the effects of those layoffs will ripple through the state. This order is retroactive to March 12. 

“This emergency order follows the federal guidance related to administering unemployment insurance benefit claims during the pandemic period and allows the program to support our workers who have been affected,” said Gov. Evers. “Many Wisconsin workers are facing financial burden and stress due to the COVID-19 outbreak and this order will help them access some additional support. My Administration plans to continue to work with state legislators and our federal partners on initiatives to help impacted workers.”

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Steve Hanson

Steve is a web designer and recently retired from running the hosting and development company Cruiskeen Consulting LLC. Cruiskeen Consulting LLC is the parent company of Wis.Community, and publication of this site continues after his retirement.

Steve is a member of LION Publishers and the Local Media Consortium, is active in Health Dunn Right, and is vice-president of the League of Women Voters of the greater Chippewa Valley



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