Google Built an Unemployment Application Portal for New York #NYC
This is hopefully great news to the thousands of people who have been greeted with a broken website and a busy signal for the past few weeks. If you are recently unemployed in NYC and gave up, you should be able to get through now!
Google worked with New York to create an Unemployment Application portal for New York. The hope is the Google-built site will better stand the torrent of people applying for unemployment then the current Department of Labor site has managed. A spike in applications has crushed local government websites as businesses shut down during the pandemic.
In an initiative dubbed “Tech Surge,” New York partnered with Google, Deloitte, and Verizon to “improve the reliability of the state’s online and telephone-based unemployment insurance application systems.”
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