Workers rally in Harrisburg for call center funding

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HARRISBURG, Pa. — State workers continue their campaign on Harrisburg, saying the decision to not fund unemployment call centers is causing havoc on those looking for benefits.

The latest rally at the Capitol involved workers with SEIU Local 668 as they continue to work to change the minds of the governor and lawmakers. Amy Jenson of SEIU Local 668 said it has been a long fight to save the 600 jobs involved.

“It’s been difficult,” she added, “we’ve been doing a lot of pep rallies and actually going into the CareerLink offices to help people and give them information on how to try to contact their service centers so that they can receive their benefits.”

Some workers who have been laid off said they have waited hours trying to get through to file unemployment benefit claims.

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