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Top Ten Stories for September 20 through September 26 included unemployment (three articles!), an earthquake, and a suspected DUI. Top Ten Stories for September 20 through September 26 are the most-read stories at Orange County Breeze over the last week (excluding weather forecasts and events): Unemployment benefits paid to California …continue reading

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The Employment Development Department (EDD) Strike Team established by Governor Gavin Newsom to create a blueprint for improvements and to modernize technology systems at the EDD released their Strike Team Report (pdf) and detailed findings report (pdf) [on Saturday, September 19]. In response, EDD Director Sharon Hilliard sent a letter …continue reading

Top Ten Stories for August 30 through September 5 included unemployment benefits, homeless navigation center, and exciting Trumplicans. Top Ten Stories for August 30 through September 5 are the most-read stories at Orange County Breeze over the last week (excluding weather forecasts and events): California launches second phase of extension …continue reading

Seal of the Governor and photo of Gavin Newsom courtesy of the Office of the Governor of the State of California.

Building on the Governor’s actions to implement needed reforms at the Employment Development Department (EDD) to better serve Californians, Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the appointment of new executive team members at the Department, and a senior advisor at the Labor and Workforce Development Agency. The Governor last month announced …continue reading

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Senate Republican Leader Shannon Grove (R-Bakersfield) and members of the California Senate Republican Caucus recently joined with Legislative Democrats to demand changes to Governor Newsom’s mismanaged Employment Development Department (EDD). Legislative Republicans recently signed on to a bipartisan letter that was delivered to the Governor and the EDD Director. Click …continue reading

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Top Ten Stories for July 2020 include unemployment benefits, SNAP benefits increase, Dr. Jeff Barke, and re-closing in Orange County. The Top Ten Stories for July 2020 were the most read stories at Orange County Breeze over the month of July 2020 (excluding weather forecasts and events): California launches second …continue reading

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Top Ten Stories for July 26 through August 1 included SNAP benefits increase, unemployment benefits, and Bolsa Chica wetlands burning. Top Ten Stories for July 26 through August 1 the most-read stories at Orange County Breeze over the last week (excluding weather forecasts and events): SNAP benefits to increase in …continue reading

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On Sunday, we published a news release from the California Employment Development Department about the launch of the second phase of unemployment benefits due to COVID-19. The response went through the roof. Because interest remains strong, I decided to go through the comments to find what kernels of wisdom could …continue reading

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Unemployment benefits paid to workers hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic over the last three-and-a-half months now total $37.5 billion, $4 billion alone just last week – providing critical financial support to families and communities throughout California. According to the latest data, the state’s Employment Development Department (EDD) has processed …continue reading

The US Census Bureau reports in dry terms that the US economy dove off a cliff in April. When reading the numbers, remember that your local government (as well as the State of California) depends in large part on sales tax to keep things running. Also remember that these changes …continue reading