The new system, which combines multiple disparate systems, has been in development since 2013.
By Hugh McQuaid, CTNewsJunkie.com
Connecticut’s Labor Department launched an overhauled unemployment filing system this week after years in development. State officials expect the streamlined benefit and tax system to save time for both filers and employers.
During a televised press conference Wednesday, Labor Commissioner Dante Bartelomeo said the new system, called ReEmployCT, had been live since around noon Tuesday. Nearly all of the 20,000 people filing for weekly benefits in Connecticut are already registered in the new system, she said.
“We have more work ahead of us, but we are pleased with the transition and know that ReEmployCT will help make the unemployment system easier to navigate for all users,” Bartelomeo said in a press release.
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