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Once-troubled state employment department seeing improvement, director says
Once-troubled state employment department seeing improvement, director says

California's unemployment insurance agency, after stumbling in the aftermath of the Great Recession, is making strides toward improving service to the jobless, the program's director told members of a state Senate oversight committee. "We are meeting the service goals," said Patrick W. Henning Jr., director of the Employment Development Department. New funding and staff "enable us to be better prepared to provide assistance in the next economic downturn." Henning told the Senate Labor and Industrial Relations Committee on Wednesday that he hopes to fill gaps in service created by antiquated telephone and computer equipment by providing access to...

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