Phone lines at the Nebraska Department of Labor are jammed. It’s happening after 13-thousand letters went out explaining a benefit change to some residents. Director Catherine Lang says please be patient and keep trying.
“And there were already at that time a number of claimants would be eligible for that, so even starting the program early November we had a backlog of 35-hundred claimants.”
Lang says the Department of Labor helping those additional people along with the numerous people filing for unemployment benefits