More to be done to help IDES meet needs of unemployed, provide certainty to business

As  COVID-19 driven unemployment rates surge, the state of Illinois is falling behind in helping residents obtain much needed benefits and providing information to businesses about the repercussions on their unemployment insurance rates. 

Yesterday Leader Durkin sent a letter to the Governor urging him to supplement the efforts of the Illinois Department of Employment Security so that it can better meet the needs of Illinois’ growing unemployed.   

He also requested the Governor provide certainty to businesses that closures and unemployment caused by the COVID-19 pandemic would not result in skyrocketing unemployment insurance rates.

Read the letter here.