Gov. Crist Extends Unemployment Benefits
After state lawmakers failed to extend unemployment benefits, Governor Charlie Crist stepped in and issued an executive order.
That's good news for Gainesville resident Steve Tameris who has been without a job since January 2009. He was laid off from his maintenance job and has hand delivered over 70 applications so far. Alachua County's current unemployment rate is 8.4% and for people like Tameris, the road to finding a job has been long.
"I've worked almost everyday of my life. Just have to sit around for a year it's gets frustrating," says Tameris.
Those who have gone without payment since June 5th will receive their checks retroactive since that date.
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