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State creates website for workers out of work due to wildfires

State employment officials have created a web page for workers and businesses affected by the recent Eastern Washington wildfires.

That website explains those left out of work due to the fires can apply for benefits via that site or by calling 800-318-6022.

The Employment Security Department will waive the work-search requirements for new and current affected claimants for up to four weeks.

Businesses affected by the fires can also seek a waiver in meeting the July 31 tax reports and payment deadline.

Those owners or manager can contact the tax account management center at 855-829-9243 and select option 2. 

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