Charles Jaco - Talx Criticized For Benefit Delays

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Jobless benefits ran out temporarily for 200,000 Americans Monday because the U.S. Senate can't agree on an extension.

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Avenging Angel

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Sounds like someone needs to go to jail on this one.
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sounds more like BIG BUSINESS doing business as Big Business always does.. screwing the average American so the rich owners can continue to line their pockets..Wonder how many of the companies they are handling and assisting are recipients of TARP funds would that not be ironic.. our hard earned tax dollars going to companies to keep them up and running... then rejecting unemployment for those who are suffering because of their poor business practices... keep the CEO employed but let the average joe go....
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You people have no clue what you are talking about. Jaco is an idiot has no clue what he is talking about. Stupid bleeding heart liberals who want welfare for people who do not deserve it.
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ret wrote:
You people have no clue what you are talking about. Jaco is an idiot has no clue what he is talking about. Stupid bleeding heart liberals who want welfare for people who do not deserve it.
welfare? these are unemployment benefits earned and paid for by the employee... no one here stupped to name calling and sophmoric behavior except you..and if you look at the states who have sued this company you will see a number of them hold fast to your conservative thoughts... more callaus heartless diatribe coming from the nazi party...
Get a Life

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Cut off unemployment and see how fast they get jobs.

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sick of greyghost wrote:
sounds more like BIG BUSINESS doing business as Big Business always does.. screwing the average American so the rich owners can continue to line their pockets..Wonder how many of the companies they are handling and assisting are recipients of TARP funds would that not be ironic.. our hard earned tax dollars going to companies to keep them up and running... then rejecting unemployment for those who are suffering because of their poor business practices... keep the CEO employed but let the average joe go....
Go back to school or get a better job so you can become rich. Then let's see how you feel.
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First, employee DO NOT contribute to their UI benefits, that tax is payed by the employer. Not all individuals are entitled to UI benefits. Only individuals who are separated through "NO fault of thier own" are entitled. Individuals who are fired for misconduct or quit, just because they don't feel like working should NOT be entitled to unemployment benefits. I have worked with TALX many times in the past and they provide a valuable service to employer's. They offer informed and expert advise on whether or not a claim should be contested or whether the claimant should be entitled to benefits. The State Unemployment offices are the only entity that can award or deny benefits. TALX merely presents the information to the states, as it is received from the employers, allowing the states to make the most informed decision possible.
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tbird wrote:
First, employee DO NOT contribute to their UI benefits, that tax is payed by the employer. Not all individuals are entitled to UI benefits. Only individuals who are separated through "NO fault of thier own" are entitled. Individuals who are fired for misconduct or quit, just because they don't feel like working should NOT be entitled to unemployment benefits. I have worked with TALX many times in the past and they provide a valuable service to employer's. They offer informed and expert advise on whether or not a claim should be contested or whether the claimant should be entitled to benefits. The State Unemployment offices are the only entity that can award or deny benefits. TALX merely presents the information to the states, as it is received from the employers, allowing the states to make the most informed decision possible.
Dead on tbird it should be required that a company either handle every one of there own claims or hire a third part such as Talx. That way only people who deserve UI insurance get it!!! All that Fox 2 did was piggy back an article for the NY times on April 3rd where the journalist just wrote about one side of the story. The mentally handicapped man who was let go from Wal-Mart Was in the womens bathroom (where he had no business being in the first place) stealing money from a vending machine. Also what all of these journalists seem to be leaving out is that most of these Big corporations are using Talks for lay-offs and they are not disputing the ui claims they are speeding up the process so they get there money a lot faster than if the corporation was handling it. So before all of you slow johns out there form your simple opinion understand that there are always two sides to a story and reporters like jaco or what ever his name is just want you to automatically raise your pitchforks and go against the big corporation because it is easier to write a story like that then it is to do a real one especially on a slow news day.(Maybe Tiger will talk again today!!!)
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everything the media is saying is defineately true!
take it from someone who use to work for them until yesterday 04/05/10. Due to them being exposed they now have to "cut costs". And i am very pissed!
Talia

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Talx is owned by Equifax? So unemployed people can now have bad credit all in one fell swoop! Should be a law against this. Conflict of interest?
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So if a guy punches their boss in the face and goes and files for unemployment they deserve Unemployment? I don't think so. This is what Talx does. They just don't protest claims just to protest them. Greyghost it is obvious you have no clue what you are talking about. The Employer pays this tax not the employee. People are not entitled to it. That's the problem with this country is that they think they arte entitled to everything. If a Employee is discharged at No Fault of their Own then Talx cannot protest.
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Talia- Your comment makes no sense what so ever. Your credit report has nothing to do with unemployment, no conflict of interest sweetie.
Former Talx Employee- they are not "cutting costs" due to the story.
Everyone needs to get their facts together before posting comments on the internet.
Have a great day.
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sick of greyghost wrote:
<quoted text>welfare? these are unemployment benefits earned and paid for by the employee... no one here stupped to name calling and sophmoric behavior except you..and if you look at the states who have sued this company you will see a number of them hold fast to your conservative thoughts... more callaus heartless diatribe coming from the nazi party...
You are clueless. Employees DO NOT, DO NOT, DO NOT pay into the benefits they may or may not be eligible for. These are taxes paid by the employer to a state fund. Secondly it is the state, and the state alone who determine whether or not benefits are paid. Not any one company. These companies are simply hired as agents to report what the employer tell them. The employer reports the reason that a person may be separated. A person cannot be denied benefits if they lose their job through no fault of their own, unless they themselves do something to disqualify themself. Once again, in those cases it is strictly between themselves and the state. Get a clue before you get on and start proving your stupidity. MORON!
ANGRY MOB

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former talx employee wrote:
everything the media is saying is defineately true!
take it from someone who use to work for them until yesterday 04/05/10. Due to them being exposed they now have to "cut costs". And i am very ****!
You are very what?
Oh, unemployed, I get it.
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For the record, TALX is not laying people off because of this or anything else. Make of that what you will.
Get a clue about how the unemployment system really works before you start making comments like this. Things you need to know:
-TALX only provides information from the employer to the state. They LITERALLY CANNOT hold up this process as the state agencies adhere to strong deadlines that must be met in order for the employer/claimant to protest or not protest a claim. They will not consider the information if is not timely.
-The employer, and ONLY the employer, makes the decision about whether to appeal a determination. TALX is only a third party administrator that provides this information to the state.
-The STATE is the only agency that can make a decision about unemployment benefits.
-Employees DO NOT pay into this system. It was paid by employers to a state fund. Therefore, if you get fired for cause or quit for no reason, YOU DON'T DESERVE UNEMPLOYMENT. The employer didn't make you act like a retard, so they shouldn't have to pay you to sit on your ass and be jobless for a year.
-GET A JOB. It's so much easier to just get a job, no matter what it is, than it is to fight with the state agencies every week.
Do some RESEARCH before you start slandering a company that really isn't doing anything wrong except providing a service that employers deal with ANYWAY. Christ.
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First, if you believe that TALX can deny someone unemployment benefits, then you just have no clue how the system works. Second, each state has their own deadlines, rules and regulations that ALL parties have to follow, that means the state, the employer and the former employee. TALX does not, and cannot, protest a claim when the reason for separation is due to lack of work. However, if a person has received a severance package, pension etc, then the state requires the employer to supply that information for an informed decision to be made as these monies can reduce or deny benefits as they are considered WAGES. Understand, TALX can only provide information to the various state agencies when that information is supplied to TALX by the employer. And TALX was not held liable for the issue with CountryWide as the information provided to the state was proved to have come from CountryWide. Those of you who think they understand the unemployment office should go out to the Missouri website and do a bit of reading. You will find you know nothing about it at all and the comments here are baseless.
Good Journalism

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Jaco is simply uneducated in this whole process and, unfortunately, is really doing nothing but "using" the unemployed as a basis for attacking a company that actually makes St. Louis their home. Why would you do that? In looking at this company's website, they actually have a service that helps displaced employees find jobs. Why wasn't that reported? Instead, we see a labor attorney talking about people commiting suicide. This man is an idiot!
Need a job

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Hey Charles, I'm tired of talking about unemployment; let's talk about employment instead. I'd like to know how I can get a job pretending to be a bonafide, grown up, reporter by simply regurgitating what I read in the NYTimes over the weekend. Sweet gig bro! Don't work too hard!!:D
Now I really hate him

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Jaco is a MORON, allways has been. This story and the way its reported is a perfect example. Sensationalizing a story doesn't make it responsible journalism. He has done damage with his eronious reporting and possibly endangered people. Certainly since the buildings he targeted in this expose don't have anything to do with that part of the company.
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I currently work for Talx in their U.I. tax division...we ONLY do what our client asks us to do on their behalf. If they want to protest a claim because the claimant was fired for what they believe to be mis-conduct of whatever sort, we protest their claim. If you were laid off due to lack of work, i.e. no fault of your own, we do NOT protest your claim. To say that we are holding up claims for claimants who deserve U.I. benefits is ludacris. This story is just another media attempt to blur reality and have someone to point the finger at in these tough times.

To 'former TALX employee', don't lie to people saying we're 'cutting costs' and that's why you lost your job! We are NOT 'cutting costs' or going through any sort of lay-off that would constitute your comment.

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