State may again cut checks for Vermonters waiting on unemployment

MONTPELIER, Vt. (WCAX) Some people are still waiting for unemployment benefits after filing claims, and the governor says if that backlog continues, the state will once again take a look at cutting checks for those Vermonters as pay upfront.

About 100 new call-takers are now on board.

Another 50 will be available by Tuesday, and 70 more after that.

Even some lawmakers are now helping to take calls from people seeking unemployment.