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West Virginia, 2 other states to share in $82.7 million US Labor Department grant
Reported by: Associated Press
Saturday, September 28, 2013 2:33 PM EDT
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin says West Virginia will share in an $82.7 million federal grant to fund projects that will improve the state unemployment insurance system.
The governor's office said the system will include appeals and employer tax contributions elements, in addition to benefits.
The integrated system is scheduled to be deployed in early 2018.
Tomblin said the funding will help West Virginia WorkForce improve its services to the unemployed.
The consortium approach is intended to allow multiple states to more cost-effectively deliver services.