Gen. Hoyer says issues with unemployment filings should be worked out in coming days

WEST VIRGINIA (WOAY) – On Friday night, unemployment expanded to self-employed people for the first time, and so far, 11,000 people have filed. 

Many who attempted to file ran into some trouble as the system was inundated with requests.

However, Major General James Hoyer with the West Virginia National Guard said those issues will continue be addressed in the coming days. 

“We did find that over the weekend, we did have enough staffing in place, the queues were available to manage the call volume that came in and we’ll continue to provide information back to you to address those challenges that were presented,” he said. 

You can visit the Workforce West Virginia website or call their hotline at 1-800-252-JOBS.

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Anna Saunders is a weekend reporter for WOAY. With a diploma from Princeton Senior High School and a mother from Fayette County, she is no stranger to the area. She received a degree in Media Arts and Design from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia and wanted to return home to start her career as a reporter.