To Whom It May Concern:
My name is Kathy Shultz and along with myself there are several others with concerns regarding the unemployment benefits in North Carolina.
Many of us lost our jobs and had to file for unemployment, unfortunately, we are all having high difficulty in finding new jobs. The unemployment rate is very low; therefore, there is no jobs to be found in our field and if so, MANY are applying.
The unemployment only lasts for 26 weeks and since we are not finding jobs, the unemployment benefits for our year has run out. When asked about the extension we were told that since the unemployment rate is below 6% (which we are finding it hard to believe) and the fact President George Bush did not sign the approval for the extension in North Carolina it is being denied.
This is affecting if not all, many of us in the most harsh ways that can or could be avoided by our Government. I know some have lost their homes, cars, critical health care, etc over the fact they could not get the extension.
What we need more than anything is jobs but, since there is no jobs to be found, we desperately need help to get the extension. It is a fact that in other states the extension is in affect; therefore why not North Carolina???
If the Government is for the people, then stand by YOUR people (citizens of United States) and PLEASE help us get this resolved by approving extensions that will be effective immediately.
I do realize for some this is not your issue but, of Legislation or Federal; however, the more people who know the importance of this matter the better.
Thank you so much for your time and I hope you have a great day,