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Timeline remains the same to update the state unemployment system

Bill Stephens

July 28th, 2021

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Kentucky’s labor secretary says he hopes to stay on course to overhaul the outdated technology for processing jobless claims in two to three years. Labor Secretary Jamie Link appeared before a legislative panel Tuesday. He fielded questions about a decision to go through a rebidding process in search of a vendor to modernize the pandemic-stressed unemployment insurance system. Link says officials intend to stick with the original two-to-three-year timeframe. Before the rebidding, state officials signaled that replacing the antiquated computer system was projected to cost around $40 million. Link says that remains the target number.

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