Unemployment is unresponsive, filers say A Charlotte airport employee has been ready three weeks to listen to again from unemployment. CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Tons of of staff at Charlotte Douglas Worldwide Airport have been furloughed. Now lots of them are reaching out to FOX 46 after their claims for unemployment have been sitting idle for 3 weeks. Enterprise on the Charlotte airport is sluggish, to say the least. American Airways tells FOX 46 they’ve reduce flights. On a standard day, earlier than COVID-19, the airline operates about 700 day by day flights out of Charlotte. On Tuesday solely 246 American Airways flights departed. Sometimes, Charlotte-Douglas Worldwide handles between 125,000 and 130,000 passengers per day.Regardless of a scarcity of passengers, operations are the airport proceed, however with out lots of of staff.”I really like going to work each day. I get to fulfill all types of enjoyable folks,” stated a sever, who works for the airport vendor HMS Host.That server, who has labored on the airport for 14 years, wished to stay nameless. She is simply one of many greater than 600 workers that has been furloughed. She tells FOX 46 she filed for unemployment three weeks in the past, however her file remains to be pending. To make issues worse, HMS Host says they can not discover her declare. When a declare is “pending” the state says they’re ready for extra info from the employer.The worker tells FOX 46 that she referred to as the state unemployment workplace to try to get some solutions. “I used to be hung up on. It would not undergo it was simply busy. So yesterday I sat on the telephone for 2 and half hours.”After that 150-minute wait on the telephone she was instructed to be affected person.”You understand I’ve payments. I’ve to eat. I’ve issues I’ve to pay,” stated the worker.That worker shouldn’t be alone. The dearth of passengers on the airport and lots of of furloughed staff has caught the eye of Charlotte’s mayor.”It is nearly like having a small metropolis on the airport property and we have now to take a look at that and determine how that metropolis goes to return again,” stated Mayor Vi Lyles throughout a Tuesday morning information convention.FOX 46 reached out to the state unemployment workplace. They inform us that usually a “pending” declare can take as much as 10 days or extra to finish. Since HMS host, the employer, says they can not discover a declare the state has agreed to assist get outcomes and look into the issue for this worker.