Press Release: Department Of Labor announces dates and topics for Virtual Town Hall Events

20 April 2020

Montpelier – The Vermont Department of Labor has announced it will continue its Virtual Town Hall events for the week of April 19, 2020. The Department announced the events in response to the impact of COVID-19.

Dates and employer-focused conversation topics for the week of April 19, 2020 include:

TUESDAY, APRIL 21

  • Self Employed Update – PUA Program
    • Time: 2:00pm
    • Overview: Update on the application process and implementation of Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), providing unemployment benefits for those previously not eligible. This includes Self Employed, Independent Contractors, Sole Proprietors, among others.
    • Speakers: Michael Harrington (Interim Commissioner) and Cameron Wood (Director, Unemployment Insurance)
    • Online Link: https://bit.ly/VTLaborTownHall_April21

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22

  • Unemployment Insurance – Claimant 101
    • Time: 8:30am
    • Overview: Department of Labor staff will provide an overview of top questions the Unemployment Insurance Division has received, as well as general instruction, tips and updates to attendees.
    • Online Link: https://bit.ly/5_VTLaborTownHall_Claimants

THURSDAY, APRIL 23

  • Self Employed Update – PUA Program
    • Time: 2:00pm
    • Overview: Update on the application process and implementation of Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), providing unemployment benefits for those previously not eligible. This includes Self Employed, Independent Contractors, Sole Proprietors, among others.
    • Speakers: Cameron Wood (Director, Unemployment Insurance)
    • Online Link: https://bit.ly/VTLaborTownHall_April23

FRIDAY, APRIL 24

  • Unemployment Insurance – Claimant 101
    • Time: 8:30am
    • Overview: Department of Labor staff will provide an overview of top questions the Unemployment Insurance Division has received, as well as general instruction, tips, and updates to attendees.
    • Online Link: https://bit.ly/6_VTLaborTownHall_Claimants

Previous events are uploaded to the Department’s YouTube Channel, and may be viewed here: https://bit.ly/VTLabor-Youtube.

The Department of Labor will continue to hold these events as needed and will provide topics that are timely and of current community benefit. For further information and updates on the Vermont Department of Labor, please visit labor.vermont.gov.

Contact Information

COVID-19 Update: Department of Labor offices are currently closed due to COVID-19. Please contact the Department by phone.

Vermont Department of Labor
5 Green Mountain Drive
P.O. Box 488
Montpelier, 05601-0488
(802) 828-4000

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