Employment Security curtails handbook mailings in favor of Internet

Staff writerMarch 31, 2014 

The state Employment Security Department, citing costs and the rise of the Internet, no longer will routinely mail its Handbook for Unemployed Workers to everyone who applies for jobless benefits.

The 45-page handbook cost Employment Security about $325,000 to print and mail last year, according to a news release.

Meanwhile, Internet access remains widely available.

New jobless applicants will receive an email about how to download the handbook from the department's website. Any applicant that doesn't provide an email will receive a flier in the mail with the same information.

The handbook hasn't gone away completely, however.

Printed copies are available at local WorkSource job centers or by calling Employment Security claims centers at 800-318-6022.







Rolf Boone rboone@theolympian.com 360-754-5403

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