This is Part 2 of a series on the EDD. Part 1, an interview with Spokesman Dan Stephens, ishere.
Just after the Labor Day weekend, the California Employment Development Department released a $100 million computer upgrade. Itcrashed.
Without warning,150,000 joblessCalifornians were cut from unemployment benefits. The EDD blamed a computer glitch and said it would take weeks to fix.
November hearings in the Legislature produced promises to fix the system. In response,Henry Perea, D-Fresno, the chairman of the Insurance Committee, senta letterto EDD Director Hilliard demanding fixes by Dec. 31. Perea identified five… Read More