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  • storchheim May 29, 2:05 p.m.

    "Employers should not be paying for the ESC error, especially when no heads rolled on that issue." Ladyblue

    It's not too late to prosecute the ESC. But, due to the jobs-for-incompetents nature of the division, they'll get away with it.

    Though I can't help but note that employers laid lots of people off and then made the remaining emps do the work of 3. Sure, some HAD to in order to survive, but how many saw a chance and jumped on the bandwagon like an EMS on their way home, turning on the siren when they want to make a left turn unobstructed?

    And I'm not for a moment saying that none of the recips are taking advantage either, it's just that UE pays a lot less than regular work, so who wouldn't work if they could?

  • Jim Britt May 29, 12:23 p.m.

    The best way to cut unemployment benefits is to cut unemployment. Start hiring people business community.

  • ladyblue May 29, 9:38 a.m.

    This is pitiful. I can remember when NC was bragging how big it's surplus was....How much of that money owed back (and being absorbed by employers with increases each year) is due to the error the ESC made by paying people out of NC instead of federal monies in the last year? Employers should not be paying for the ESC error, especially when no heads rolled on that issue.

  • Squirreling Dervish May 29, 9:03 a.m.

    His name is Gary SALAMIDO, not Salomido

    http://www.ncchamber.net/mx/hm.asp?id=ExecutiveLeadershipTeam

  • cgpvnp May 29, 8:27 a.m.

    How can they even think about cutting unemployment benefits? Are they really so dense as to not realize the havoc that would bring?

    The federal gov't just cut benefits by 20 weeks-where is the outcry about that? And NC weekly max is $522, not $506. It has been that amount since August 2011- a little behind on the figures in the story--by nine months.

  • piene2 May 29, 8:21 a.m.

    How can they even think about cutting unemployment benefits? Are they really so dense as to not realize the havoc that would bring?

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