National Guard to Man Phones for Unemployment Claims

Governor Jim Justice said he’s directing additional resources to Workforce WV to help with the processing unemployment claims. Workforce WV is receiving an average of 7,000 claims per day, and starting today the Workforce call line will be operating 24/7 with help from the West Virginia National Guard. The state is going to employ Guard members that have lost their private employment to man the phones and catch up on the unemployment backlog.