Part-timers at DHL hub may not qualify for jobless benefits

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    Part-timers at DHL hub may not qualify for jobless benefits - Dayton Daily News

    There are almost 1,400 part-time cargo sorters employed by ABX Air Inc., which runs the hub under contract to DHL, who may not work enough hours or make enough money to be eligible for unemployment benefits — unless they work a second job to supplement their earnings, Hyde said. The nonprofit agency is surveying workers and employers at the hub to gather more information.

    Ohio's eligibility threshold for unemployment benefits requires that a person make at least $206 a week during 20 weeks of a base period defined as the first four of the last five calendar quarters. The benefits would amount to half the weekly wage, plus extra money for dependent children.