People in Door and Kewaunee Counties who are still awaiting unemployment benefits could see their claims resolved by year's end. The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development is teaming up with Google to resolve those outstanding claims. DWD figures currently show 70,070 claims with unresolved issues have yet to be processed. The use of Google technology has already helped clear up over 100,000 applications. That's raising hopes that the outstanding applications can be resolved before New Year's Day. Jim Golembeski, Bay Area Workforce Development Board Executive Director, blames an outdated claims verification system. He applauds anything that can speed up needed unemployment benefits.
The DWD says thousands of people statewide have been waiting months for their claims to be paid.