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Rebound Town Hall: Q&A with Joseph Barela - Executive Director Colorado Department of Labor and Employment

Posted at 8:03 PM, May 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-13 23:16:00-04

Joe Barela, Executive Director Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, answers questions that have been pouring in from many Coloradans regarding accessing unemployment benefits and problems with the state system which has been overloaded with claims, calls and questions.

He addresses how struggling folks can best get help -- what resources are available. He addresses how 'gig' workers can get help and state versus federal help.

Rebound Town Hall: Q&A with Joseph Barela - Executive Director Colorado Department of Labor and Employment

The second segment includes answers to how people who don't have access to the web can get help -- as well as the options available to people who do not feel comfortable returning to work due to underlying health conditions and parents who have children at home due to schools, daycare facilities, and camps being closed.