Starting this week, unemployment checks will be a less. The $300 federal subsidy that had been added as part of the CARES Act ended Sept. 4.
According to the Connecticut Department of Labor, 125,000 weekly filers will be affected in our state.
Joyce Marie of East Hartford said she’s sympathetic toward those who will no longer be receiving the additional $300 Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC).
“I think it’s sad because people need money to survive, pay bills,” said Marie.
While the federal assistance will no longer be available, state unemployment benefits will continue with no interruption. Something Marie says her sister, who has been out of work for over a year, will rely on until her situation changes.
“She’s good with computers. So hopefully she can find a job soon,” Marie added.
Some employers though are hoping this may get prospective workers in the door. Carlos Ortiz owns…