Press Release: Department of Labor to host Virtual Town Hall events for those filing for unemployment

07 April 2020

Montpelier – To help the increasing number of people filing for unemployment insurance benefits, the Vermont Department of Labor has added claimant-focused sessions to its schedule of Virtual Town Hall events. The first event will take place on Wednesday, April 8, from 8:30am-9:15am. Participants will be provided program updates and hear directly from Department staff.

“We understand that many claimants filing for unemployment insurance benefits have questions about the process as a whole. To help better communicate what claimants can expect throughout the process, we have added Virtual Town Hall events for claimants,” said Interim Commissioner Michael Harrington. “We encourage claimants who are able, to join us for these virtual events. Our goal through these events is to better communicate with claimants and to address some of the most common questions we have received.”

All virtual events will be recorded and accessible on the Department website, as well as on  the Department’s YouTube Channel, which may be viewed here:

Unemployment Insurance information and updates on the Vermont Department of Labor’s COVID-19 response activities can be found by visiting


  • Unemployment Insurance 101 for Claimants
    • Time: 8:30am – 9:15am
    • Overview: Department of Labor staff will provide an overview of the unemployment insurance claims process, common questions claimants have and general tips for claimants.
    • Online Link:

A full schedule of the Department’s Virtual Town Hall events can be found at


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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