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California's Employment Development Department

March 21, 2009 7:33:47 AM PDT
With more jobless people seeking unemployment insurance in the Southland and statewide, the state's Employment Development Department will be available by phone from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays starting March 21. The call center can be reached at (800) 300-5616 for English speakers and (800) 326-8937 for Spanish speakers.

Customers can also apply for benefits or request additional information online at www.edd.ca.gov.