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OSHA News Release: [10/24/08]
Contact Name: Jennifer Coxe or Otto Heck
Phone Number: (202) 693-4676
Release Number: 08-1540-NAT

U.S. Labor Department economic resources on-line for workers is gateway for information and assistance

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor today announced its participation in a one-stop Web tool offering a number of resources to assist those negatively impacted by the recent turmoil in the worldwide economy.

"We want to make information easily accessible and quickly available to American workers affected by the economic downturn," said Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao. "The new one-stop Web page gives workers easy access to Department of Labor resources including unemployment insurance, local job openings and retirement security information as well as help available at other government agencies."

Affected workers and employers are encouraged to visit the federal government's Economic Recovery Web site at Useful information and links will assist Americans with questions about benefits, eligibility, locations of operating One-Stop Career Centers and career service centers, unemployment insurance information by state, and available assistance from other government departments and agencies.

Workers can call the department's toll-free number at 866-4-USA-DOL (487-2365) to obtain the latest information on where to file a claim and access temporary job information. Impacted workers can place their calls from anywhere and will be directed to sites near them that can take their claims.

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