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Kristen Johanson
July 04, 2020 - 4:00 am
More than 1 million people remain unemployed in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and many are still having issues getting much-needed benefits into their bank accounts. Read more here.
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Kristen Johanson
July 01, 2020 - 6:20 pm
With record high unemployment in New Jersey, the state is now extending benefits for jobless workers for up to five months. Read more here.
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Cherri Gregg
May 05, 2020 - 8:26 pm
Dozens of Philadelphia beauty salons and barbershops are rallying behind a Pennsylvania House bill that would allow their businesses to reopen if they take certain precautions. These shop owners say they’re out of options. Read more here.
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Matt Leon
April 26, 2020 - 4:00 am
There are a lot of people who are dealing with being laid off or furloughed in the wake of the pandemic. A nonprofit based in Philadelphia wants you to know it’s here to help you sign up for benefits that you may not have known you were eligible for. Read more here.
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Kristen Johanson
April 20, 2020 - 4:00 am
People who are set to soon run out of their unemployment benefits in Delaware can now file for an extension, but it will still be weeks before independent contractors can file in the state. Read more here.
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Cherri Gregg
February 02, 2020 - 10:39 am
The U.S. Supreme Court recently allowed the Trump administration to move forward with a harsh rule that could keep low-income immigrants, who are on public assistance, from staying in the U.S. Read more here.
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Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue testifies during a House Agriculture Committee hearing,
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Cherri Gregg
December 04, 2019 - 3:02 pm
The Trump administration announced a final rule that will tighten up qualifications for who can qualify for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program food stamp benefits, saving the government $5.5 billion over five years. Read more here.
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New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney
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David Madden
May 17, 2019 - 12:51 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — There’s another push in New Jersey to change pension and benefit packages for government employees, and all signs point to another knock-down, dragged-out fight over it. Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-Gloucester County), a veteran of the labor movement, has toured...
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Veterans Affairs in Philadelphia works to make sure the region's veterans are well taken of.
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Justin Udo
November 27, 2018 - 6:25 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Veterans Affairs in Philadelphia works to make sure the region's veterans are well taken of. For Marine Veteran Frank Cacciavillano, knowing what benefits he's entitled to from Veterans Affairs is something he must stay up to date on. "I think it's an across the board...
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October 10, 2018 - 11:29 am
By Danielle Wiener-Bronner, CNN Business (CNN) -- Starbucks is sweetening the pot for employees with a new family care benefit. The company announced on Tuesday that it will provide workers with ten subsidized backup care days for children or adults. Starbucks (SBUX) announced an expansive new set...
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