At JVS, we try to end unemployment by helping people get back to work. Needless to say, this is no easy feat. Even with JVS' help, it takes quite a lot of time for an unemployed person - no matter how skilled - to find a new job.
While they search, many unemployed people rely on unemployment insurance to help get by. Take away unemployment and many people are in truly desperate straits. And many are keeping an eye on Washington to get an indication of how much longer their unemployment may last.
For all those readers out there who either collect unemployment or know someone who does, we ask you to write to Congress and urge them to renew the Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) before the year runs out.
If EUC is not renewed, some 2 million workers receiving unemployment benefits will be cut off by December 29. Another one million will lose their benefits by the end of the first quarter of 2013.
Please read more about this at Unemployedworkers.org and click the green button to participate. The website will walk you through the process.