A California lawmaker has requested further oversight of the state's Employment Development Department, during a time when thousands of workers are at risk of losing their unemployment benefits.
Many workers have been unemployed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, including Stacia Carney, a personal trainer in San Jose.
She was preparing to open a new gym right before the outbreak.
“Even though I hadn’t even opened my business yet, I hadn’t even made any income, you still were able to collect unemployment,” she told KCBS Radio. “So, I thought ‘oh my gosh, what a godsend,’ and it has been a god