1. Coronavirus response: Baker administration working on updating unemployment application to expand language options

    Coronavirus response: Baker administration working on updating unemployment application to expand language options

    For weeks, community organizers and lawmakers have raised concerns that the Massachusetts online unemployment application is only available in English. Gov. Charlie Baker said on Wednesday that the state is exploring updating its online unemployment application to make it multilingual.

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    1. I give Secretary Rosalin Acosta and her team credit. They created some workbooks that make it pretty easy for somebody to rely on one of those workbooks that are in different languages to actually fill out the form, even if the form itself is in English.
    2. We have so many constituents who are facing these challenges, so we felt it was important to raise the issue.
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