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    Posted January 7, 2014 by
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    Tell Gov. Rick Scott His "Win" on Unemployment Is A Fraud!

     
    Florida Governor Rick Scott is heralding his achievements on the a jobless rate plummeting to 6.4 percent in November, down from 6.7 percent in October. The reason for this decrease? The new, unemployment system that was designed and implemented in October by Deloitte Consulting, which came with a price tag of $63 million.

    The “employment reinstatement” plan required for claimants to take a 3-part test that focuses on mathematics, logistics and reading comprehension in effort to determine if they are “employment worthy” in addition to being able to receive the support that they have already paid into.

    The “employment reinstatement” was developed to deter individuals who have less than a college education to apply for assistance. Even after you are fortunate, to pass all three levels of the three part test, claimants wait for weeks to receive their first payment.
    In addition to patting himself on his back, on Friday, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity announced that it will not pay Deloitte Consulting a $3 million installment payment and has instituted a $15,000 per business day penalty against the contract for its, “..failure to deliver a fully functioning online computer system for filing unemployment in the state.

    The reason why the unemployment rate is falling is because people are being profiled on their level of “intelligence” as well as having to deal with an overly complex to the point where they just give up. Tell Governor Scott that he can’t have this cake and eat it too! Being unemployed is when compassion is needed the most so, Governor Scott, do the right thing and help the people of Florida.

    If this story was not bad enough, the unemployed are not receiving benefits!

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