DLIR to Open Offices Statewide Wednesday

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The state Department of Labor & Industrial Relations (DLIR) will open offices statewide beginning on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. In-person services from all programs in the department will be available Wednesdays through Fridays.

“We will require proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or testing prior to entry pursuant to Gov. Ige’s Executive Order to help ensure the safety of the public and our workforce,” said DLIR Director Anne Perreira-Eustaquio. “We have increased security to enforce all COVID-19 safety measures including social distancing guidelines and mask wearing while inside the offices.”

The department said in a release that it will continue to assess statewide operations with a goal of reopening in-person services during all regular state business days.

In-person services for general unemployment insurance claims, as well as for employer services, will be available from 7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays on a first come, first served basis. Individuals must present a vaccine card showing full vaccination against COVID-19 or a negative COVID-19 test result within 48 hours before entry. In-person services are not guaranteed and will be accommodated as time and resources allow.


The DLIR will continue to offer telephone appointments as following:

  • Adjudication — 30-minute appointments Monday through Wednesday
  • General Unemployment Insurance — 20-minute appointments Monday and Tuesday
  • Pandemic Unemployment Assistance — 30-minute appointments Monday through Wednesday
  • Employer Services — 30-minute appointments Monday through Friday

Individuals may only make appointments for themselves. Language interpretation services are available for both telephone and in-person services.

Unemployment insurance and Pandemic Unemployment Assistance appeals require mailing via the United States Postal Service or online at


Access to all types of unemployment insurance appointments is available via the web (Chrome or Microsoft Edge) at: For more information, visit Contact information for services other than unemployment insurance is available at

For more information about unemployment insurance and other labor issues, visit the FAQs at

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