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Nevada Department of Employment, financial experts to answer questions in tele-town hall

Posted at 10:52 AM, Apr 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-15 12:41:55-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The Nevada Department of Employment, Training, and Rehabilitation will participate alongside other financial experts in a telephone town hall scheduled for Tuesday afternoon.

The town hall comes after reports of frustration from people in the community trying to file online for unemployment in Nevada, many who say it's nearly impossible to get through.

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The event takes place on April 14 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and is hosted by Rep. Susie Lee, whose office says will focus on the impact of COVID-19 on Nevadans’ financial security.

Topics will include financial assistance like unemployment insurance, small business relief, tax information, and other resources to help working families during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and hear directly from Rep. Lee and the panel. To participate, you can dial-in at 866-785-1549

Rep. Lee will be joined by the following panel of experts:

  • Dr. Tiffany Tyler-Garner, Director of the Nevada Department of Employment, Training, and Rehabilitation
  • Dr. Francine Lipman, Professor of Law specializing in tax law at UNLV Boyd School of Law
  • Anabel Marquez, Congressional Liaison at the Internal Revenue Service
  • Joseph Amato, Nevada Director at the Small Business Administration

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