Rosen Applauds More Than $4.5 Million in Federal Funding She Fought for to Upgrade and Improve Nevada’s Unemployment Insurance System

Funding Comes Through The American Rescue Plan Act, Which Senator Rosen Helped Pass

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) applauded more than $4.5 million in funding from the American Rescue Plan awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor to help improve Nevadans’ access to unemployment insurance benefits. The funding will help simplify claim instructions, provide translation services, enhance technology, increase staffing, and address other needs at the Nevada Department of Employment, Training, and Rehabilitation.

“The COVID-19 pandemic forced many hardworking Nevadans to seek unemployment insurance to be able to make ends meet,” said Senator Rosen. “This more than $4.5 million in federal funding that I helped deliver for Nevada through the American Rescue Plan will support much-needed staffing increases and technology updates that improve and streamline access to unemployment insurance.” 

Senator Rosen has been a leader in the fight to improve access to unemployment benefits for Nevadans. Last year, she co-sponsored legislation to modernize and protect unemployment insurance technology. During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Senator Rosen helped introduce legislation to help millions of workers who were unemployed as a result of the pandemic. In 2020, Senator Rosen co-led an effort to provide additional funding to state unemployment agencies to help upgrade their IT in order to more efficiently and effectively process claims. She also voted for the CARES Act, which enhanced and expanded unemployment insurance benefits for Nevadans who were out of work through no fault of their own.