Labor Department Screwing Unemployed By Not Answering Phones

The waiting area of the New York Department of Labor Office is getting increasingly crowded. It’s not just the economy, more people are showing up because they can’t get anyone on the phone.

One unemployed sheet metal worker said his attempts to get an error on his form fixed have proven fruitless. “I can’t get anybody on the phone,” he told NYC The Blog, “I go through all of the menu options and at the end I get to a message that says due to the high volume of calls no one is able to assist you.” Anyone who walks in is given a pamphlet with a number for them to call. The same number that no one picks up.

Visiting The Department Of Labor On 125th St. [NYC The Blog]