ESC Employees Volunteer Time To Help Job-Seekers On Labor Day
Posted September 2, 2002 4:30 a.m. EDT
RALEIGH, N.C. — Employees with the state's
Employment Security Commission
volunteered their time on Labor Day to answer questions.
The commission took phone calls and e-mails forwarded from other local offices.
"In this time of high unemployment, it's something we feel like we need to do to make sure we can answer questions of folks who are not only unemployed, but business owners who are open every other day and have a question for the ESC," said Andrew James, of the North Carolina Employment Security Commission.
The unemployment rate is currently 6.8 percent. North Carolina issues more than $100 million every month in unemployment insurance benefits.