Register today for a virtual forum that will examine both the leadership structure and technical environment that is paving the path to a whole Unemployment Insurance system that is successfully getting benefits to people on time.
In partnership with the Families & Workers Fund, the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development is hosting a virtual public forum to discuss the lessons learned from New Jersey’s Unemployment Insurance (UI) modernization. National UI expert, Michele Evermore, Visiting Fellow at the Heldrich Center, is leading an in-depth examination of New Jersey’s modernized UI system. The forum will highlight the results of Michele’s research and include presentations from the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development, the New Jersey Office of Innovation, and national experts.
The forum will be held on Thursday, June 8 from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. Eastern. Register today by clicking the button below.
For decades, states have been grappling with modernizing their technology with increasingly insufficient administrative funding. This has proven to be a challenging experience in every state. Particularly in the wake of the pandemic, states have sought to learn from each other’s experiences as they are increasingly facing similar challenges. As the potential for a recession looms, according to the Federal Open Markets Committee, finding areas to focus on that can solve the immediate problem short of full IT modernization could help states make short-term improvements that will lead to improved performance in the case of a high unemployment period. The Heldrich Center believes that New Jersey’s approach to both short- and long-term technology and process improvement is promising, and may be helpful to other states that are considering the options available to improve their systems.
This virtual forum will examine both the leadership structure and technical environment that is paving the path to a whole system that is successfully getting benefits to people on time.