Coronavirus and unemployment: Speaker Robert DeLeo calls for Massachusetts to offer online application in multiple languages

Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo is the latest lawmaker to ask state officials to make the online unemployment application available in multiple languages, as attorneys, advocates and unions complain about an English-only form that isn’t mobile friendly. DeLeo asked Gov. Charlie Baker and Health and Human Services Secretary Marylou Sudders about expanding the online portal for unemployment claims so that it is available in multiple languages, according to a letter to the Baker administration obtained by MassLive.

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