HARRISBURG, Pa. - A hot line that helps unemployed Pennsylvanians is extending its hours because of the tough economic climate.
The hot line is now staffed Sundays from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. That's besides the weekday hours Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Christopher Manlove is the spokesman for the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry. He says call volumes have gotten heavier recently, so the department is adding nearly 300 additional staff.
He says staff will help people file for benefits and answer questions. Calling volume is heaviest on Mondays and Tuesdays.
The number is 888-313-7284.