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Labor Dept. initiates tour to assist workers affected by Fiona

By The Star Staff

The Department of Labor and Human Resources (DTRH by its Spanish initials) will begin a tour of the regions most affected by Hurricane Fiona to assist displaced workers, including self-employed workers, who have not been able to complete their application for Regular Unemployment Insurance, Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) or who require the services of any other agency.

The event will begin today from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Casa de la Cultura Orocoveña in the municipality of Orocovis, and will be replicated in several towns around the island.

“Aware of the island’s situation after Hurricane Fiona, the DTRH will reach out directly to citizens to help them with their Unemployment Insurance and DUA paperwork,” said Labor and Human Resources Secretary Gabriel Maldonado González.

“Unemployment Insurance and DUA are transitional aids offered to affected citizens,” he added. “We will also have Employment Services staff available to help anyone in need get a new job. Our agency will continue to provide support for the benefit of all working people.”

As part of the process to apply for Unemployment Insurance or DUA, attendees must bring with them a valid photo ID (passport, voter’s card, or driver’s license), a copy of their Social Security card, evidence of residency (water, electricity or telephone bill) and a copy of their birth certificate.

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