Job Service North Dakota official will testify before Congress

BISMARCK–The executive director of Job Service North Dakota is slated to testify before Congress this week.

Maren Daley will share her experiences working with North Dakota’s reemployment efforts and offer suggestions for what Washington can do to better engage the unemployed and provide states more flexibility in assisting them, according to a news release from the office of Rep. Rick Berg, R-N.D.

Daley will testify before the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Human Resources during a hearing Thursday to review the unemployment benefit proposals in the president’s latest jobs plan and assess whether they will help the long-term unemployed return to work. 

North Dakota has the lowest unemployment rate in the nation

Daley said she’s honored to speak before the committee. 

“Our state and Job Service North Dakota understand the importance of helping the unemployed return to work,” she said in a statement. ”Job Service North Dakota has experienced positive results with reemployment activities and believes using innovative options and having flexibility to implement strategies that are good for our state ultimately provide for faster economic progress.”