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These guys won my appeal!!!!! Many thanks to Jon and Brian. So grateful I was able to find quick, legal representation with expansive knowledge on employment law/unemployment benefits. Would recommend them to anyone!!
Faith
2024
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I had the best experience with this law firm. John and Brian were excellent help to me so grateful for them. Everybody should use them. It was very easy and hasslefree once I found them to help me. I really appreciate you guys. Thank you very much. I won my unemployment, don’t get better than that.
Stacy
2024
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The most skilled lawyers in alcohol related cases, they are worth every single dime! John Ready and John Sivinski are absolutely wonderful attorneys who take your future into account, it’s not just about getting it over with and the money. You could not go wrong with these two!
Ashley
2024
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Brian took care of everything so I didn’t have to worry myself with how and what to do. I just won my case and I’m so happy! Thank you!
Morgan
2024
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I was just fortunate that I saw this attorney's office and will always be grateful for their expertise, and diligence. Helping me from start to finish, in understanding what the laws are for my particular case. I would highly recommend these attorneys to anyone in need of honest and good advice about the legal process. I will be thanking them for the rest of my life.
Lori
2024
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Brian Smith was very professional and easy to work with. He did a great job getting my case to a positive resolution.
Teresa
2024
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Very helpful, honest and professional in correcting a PUA claim issue that was deemed fraud by ODJFS many years later. Highly Recommend!
Dan
2024
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I’ve never had to hire an attorney before. I was completely out of my comfort zone and had to put all my trust in someone I’d never met. This was a nervewracking situation for me. While I won’t go into detail, suffice it to say that it was the best money I’ve ever spent. I won my case. I’m so relieved and thankful for my legal team who were patient, straightforward, dedicated subject matter experts. Great experience and I cannot recommend more highly.
Julie
2024
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These gentlemen will have your back the whole process. Highly recommend
Dustin
2024
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Excellent Lawyer! I can tell Brian works for the people. He's thorough, knows Ohio Law really well, and his prices are reasonable. He helped me out with an obscure problem that others would have avoided. Highly recommended.
Bruce
2024
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I had problems with Ohio unemployment. I talked to him on the phone. Very professional and gave me good advice.
Americo
2024
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Thank you so much to my Attorneys Brian and John who won my unemployment hearing for me. I must say as time was ticking I started getting discouraged until I was recommended to Brian’s firm. My attorneys were professional and attentive to hearing my case. They stayed in constant contact with me and were legally prepared to present my case. They showed compassion and listened to my case concerns. I’m thankful for this firm helping me and doing their best to present nothing but the truth and facts of my case. I appreciated the fact that I had access to call my attorneys and they personally picked up their phones. They worked fast and aggressively and stayed diligent in working on my case. Thank You Brian and John for your dedication and time. I’m so happy and you have brought me some peace to my life “Winning” my case with unemployment. God Bless and Thank You again.
Nadiyah
2024
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Very helpful in answering my questions, good and courteous communication.
Kaia
2024
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Brian and John were Amazing on helping me win my case with unemployment!!! I would recommend them to help fight for you.
Jodi
2024
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Excellent attorneys, very diligent. Gave me a great deal of confidence. Highly recommend.
Lisa
2024
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He handled my case with unemployment very well and quickly. Very thankful to have hired him to settle my case!
Roger
2024
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Always kept me in the loop. Always knowledgeable.
Paula
2024
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I hired them for a past unemployment claim. They were very helpful with my questions, and made the whole process very easy for me. They won the case. I would highly recommend them for help with unemployment or any of their other services.
John
2024
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The Law Offices of Brian J. Smith was an excellent choice for my attorney needs. He and his partner were fantastic during all proceedings and appearances. They are very well knowledged in their field. Brian was very timely and informative with any questions and/or concerns I had. He did a great job on my initial charge and even better on a subsequent charge. I am very pleased with his office and all they did for me. Also, reasonable and fair in price and accepts payment plans.
Monica
2023
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I would highly recommend Brian Smith and his associates to anyone who needs a very thorough, relentless, patient, and kind attorney who professionally accomplishes what he sets out to do. My case was resolved in my favor and I can't thank him enough for what he has accomplished in my behalf. If you need a great attorney, he is the one.
Jill
2023
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A few months ago I contacted the Law Offices of Brian Smith and John Sivinski. I spoke directly with Brian and informed him of my legal dilemma. After explaining my situation Brian agreed to take on my case. From the beginning both, Brian and John, were very professional and showed empathy regarding my circumstance. In fact, many times during the process I was discouraged, however, Brian and John always, in a cordial manner, convinced me to relax and stay positive. They knew how important this case was to me and never made light of that fact. Brian and John had a good strategy and reinforced the plan of action continually to relax and comfort me and persuaded me to be less tense and anxious. It didn't take me long to recognize that both, Brian and John, were vigilant and resilient individuals. They reassured me of their advice and decisions constantly. I would be remiss if I didn't mention that Brian and John were easily accessible, be it by phone, email, text or voicemail regardless what day of the week or the time. There are no guarantees in life, but am pleased to convey, recently, we won our argument and the legal case is over. I extend my sincere thanks and deepest gratitude to both, Brian and John, for their assisting me. I was honored to have worked with both gentlemen. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Brian and John to anyone seeking legal assistance.
Joe
2023
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10/10 recommend!!! VERY professional and thorough with what he does! He helped me get my DUI dropped to a reckless opp and my license suspension was only 3 months. I blew a .126. If you have any fears at all he will definitely help you with that all the way to the end! Very affordable and also will do payments. I couldn't be more happy and grateful
Lindsay
2023
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5 stars. Very professional and results oriented. Got my OVI charge dismissed. Always helpful and responsive to any questions I had. Would 100% recommend if you find yourself needing legal assistance in an area of their expertise. Thanks again Brian!
Nathan
2023
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I got fired for someone else negligence and Brian helped me win my unemployment case. Thank you so much for everything.
Crystal
2023
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Outstanding Representation. Brian Smith did an outstanding job representing me with a challenging case. I had been trying to resolve my case with ODJFS for months, and Brian was able to clear things up, entirely in my favor, in a few weeks. Brian was very professional and prompt in responding to me and any filling needs. So pleased I retained Brian to represent me.
George
2023
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I highly recommend the Law Offices of Brian J Smith, Ltd. I received excellent, professional counsel from John for my unemployment appeal. He was knowledgeable, prepared for my hearing and attentive to my concerns. I would not hesitate to obtain their services in the future.
Michelle
2023
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I was represented by these guys, Brian chilled out my anxiety and John spoke to me for days before the hearing and was the lawyer present at the hearing. Thank you Brian and thank you John, I felt extremely protected by you and by the law. John is also not just an amazing lawyer, he is also an amazing human being(I am a 💯 sure that had I had a lot of conversations with Brian, I would say the same about him as well). I believe that both Brian and John are individual professionals that do not do what they do for money but for protecting people who do not know how to protect themselves. I believe the reason that they win so many cases is because of how intelligent they are and because they believe in the rights of the little guys and again protecting the little guys(gals) when harmed. Again, thank you, my outlook on humanity is a little brighter and I am not exaggerating.
Sivan
2023
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Thank you so much for all of your hard work and my positive outcome!
Katie
2023
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Highly recommend Brian Smith and John Sivinski. John Sivinski did a great job of representing me in an unemployment hearing appeal. They walked me through the whole process, prepared me for the hearing, and helped me get a decision in my favor.
Elisabeth
2023
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Brian and his team were able to help me through a difficult process and was able to get it handled in a timely manner. They were very professional and helpful. I will be using them again if needed. Thank you again!
Stephanie
2023
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I could not have won my case without them. Thank you so much!
Vicki
2023
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Very professional. Straight to the point. Very knowledgeable. Great lawyers!!
Alescia
2023
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Thorough, knowledgeable, concise, and supportive. I hope I never need their services again, but if I do I won't hesitate to ask them to represent me.
Douglas
2023
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Great people... They handled my case with great concern for winning my trial regardless of the payout size. I would recommend them to anyone that needs there services in the state of ohio. They know what there doing and they do it well ! Thank you Law offices of Brian J. Smith, i appreciate everything you did to help me.
Bradley
2023
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First off, I want to thank Brian Smith and John Sivinski. You two honestly saved my life. I no longer knew what else to do in my unemployment case and I was worried about my situation. So I contacted Mr. Smith. He guided me step by step with great patience and extensive knowledge. Always willing to help and answer any queries I had. For his part, Mr. Sivinski told me clearly how I should pay attention to every word said, opening my eyes to the situation and preparing for the hearing. It was perfect! I immensely grateful to both of you. The result was favorable to us. Thanks again!
Andrea
2023
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I cannot say enough great things about Brian. I was really having a tough time at my job and Brian didn’t hesitate to return my calls and offer me counsel even before I became a client. It’s rare to meet someone this caring and genuine. I’m so happy that he’s my go-to lawyer in Ohio for employment issues and I highly recommend him to help solve all of your needs.
Terrance
2023
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Attorney Smith was able to answer all my questions quickly and concisely. Him and his team researched my case and successfully got my charges dismissed. I can't recommend them enough.
Louis
2023
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Wonderful attorneys! Very knowledgeable and helpful. I highly recommend them.
KImberly
2023
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A very conscientious Attorney. The Law Office of Brian J. Smith worked diligently on an accused OVI charge that wasn't looking good in my favor and because of that, I was able to get the charge reduced to a minor offense. It was a great experience being represented by such a meticulous firm.
Cornelious
2023
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Very professional & could not of had of picked a better firm! Thank you for your service & this law firm is highly recommended!
Antonio
2023
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Brian Smith and John Sivinski , are amazing! This team represented me in an unemployment case against a national chain/corporation, and we won! They were forthright, determined, and professional, yet kind and understanding. I am grateful for their representation!
Chris
2023
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If you are feeling stressed about unemployment benefits, give them a call. I won my case. Money in the bank. Timely communication and compassionate service.
Jonnea
2022
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Brian Smith provided excellent assistance. Would recommend him to anyone!
Tamika
2022
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This firm did a great job to get the job done and the best outcome possible!! I highly recommend!!
Gabriela
2022
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Brian and his team helped me amazingly through my court pre-trials! Kept me updated and In the loop as well as helping me understand some of the things I might have been confused on being so new to all the legal stuff.
Drae
2022
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Best Ever I have done with my fair share of attorneys over the years and hands down. Brian and his associate John are some of the best attorneys I've ever had the privilege of dealing with. They call right back, make you feel like you're important and that your case matters. I would definitely highly recommend them.
Biff
2022
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My thanks to Brian Smith for handling my unemployment compensation issue. Once I contacted him, he was immediately responsive. He filed my appeal and my issue was quickly rectified. Without him I would have been lost in that endless bureaucratic maze! Many thanks!
Diane
2022
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John and Brian represented me during my unemployment compensation hearing, and they quickly and successfully resolved my case! I am forever grateful for their expertise, knowledge, and professionalism!
Chris
2022
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Great experience, successfully assisted with my matter. Highly recommended.
Angelo
2022
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Brian and John did a fantastic job representing me with a matter for my denied Ohio Unemployment Benefits. They were very professional understanding listened and promptly met deadlines and answered my questions in a timely manner via text message or email. I would recommend Brian or this firm to anyone. They were reasonable and just overall outstanding from the beginning to the end of the process.
Tim
2022
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Highly recommend. After seeking out help regarding supplemental unemployment owed by the state - very few law practices were familiar with it an or able to help. Brian Smith was willing to take my case and assist in the appeal process during a very difficult time with unemployment being at capacity and beyond. Both Brian Smith and John Sivinski were great to work with. They were diligent in the process and the case was won. Would use them again if there ever was a need.
Erica
2022
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I cannot say enough about this law firm. They worked so hard on my unemployment case. They won everything they threw at us.I very highly recommend them. I also thank you for everything that you did. Greatly appreciated.
Georgia
2022
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Fantastic. This is the second time they have represented me and both times they won my case. I am sure I couldn't do it on my own. I am so appreciative and can't say enough good things about them. THANK you Brian and your team.
Donna
2022
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I am so amazed at how accurate and knowledgeable Mr. Smith and Mr. Sivinski are. They knew everything, explained the whole process in my case, and won my case. They walked me through it all. Thanks so much.
Raina
2022
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Brian Smith and his team (John Sivinski in particular♥️) are thorough, knowledgeable, and assertive. I had a sense of calm from the first conversation. They took time to properly prep me for my case and were forthcoming on the process and expectations. I am most pleased.
Kenesha
2022
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I had my first appeal denied; I'm certain I wouldn't have won my case without their help
Ben
2022
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Unemployment victory. Mr. Smith was very kind and informative throughout the entire process of my unemployment journey. His experience and hard work won my unemployment case. I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of legal assistance.
Brandy
2022
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Brian and John did amazing work with guiding me through my unemployment hearing to where I WON!!!! I was unlawfully terminated, denied by unemployment twice and these guys helped me understand exactly what unemployment is looking for when they ask their questions. HIGHLY recommend if you were in a position like myself.
Amanda
2022
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Brian and John are great lawyers and made the whole process of going through my hearing a lot less stressful and scary. I was very worried about my hearing and dealing with it on my own, but I was referred to Brian by another lawyer and it was a great decision to hire him to help me. I would recommend Brian and John to anyone I know who may be dealing with similar unemployment legal issues, they provided me a great deal of relief through the entire legal process. I’m pleased to say that I won my hearing!
Janine
2022
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It goes without saying that a typical search for legal counsel can quickly get exhausting, and my search for someone who specialized in unemployment matters was no different. Not to mention, countless attorneys advising you that cases such as these, no matter how minor they may seem, could potentially cost more than the case is worth. Nevertheless, I eventually saw a listing for Brian J. Smith, read over his website in its entirety, in addition to some very impressive google reviews and eventually decided to give him a call. Immediately after explaining my situation, Brian's response was very professional, respectful, forthright, assertive and extraordinarily informative about what these types of cases are, what they are not, and offered to go into more depth about the already abundant information presented on his website should it be necessary. In any case, Brian felt that he was more than able to assist me with my situation. We then mutually agreed on what I consider a very fair and competitive price, and moved forward accordingly. As his new client, to the best of my ability, I provided Brian with all of the factual information relevant to my unemployment case and he immediately went to work. To briefly illustrate, the service Brian provided is best described as an absolutely relentless, almost bulletproof approach; he essentially "weaponized" everything he had been provided, among other things, and the "rest is history," so to speak. In the end, it was found that my employer was shamefully unprepared and Brian was victorious yet again in his winning of my case. If you're in a similar situation, give Brian a text or call right now! You will not be disappointed.
Junious
2022
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Brian and John are well-practiced and worked with me throughout the length of my case. They answered my questions in detail and were very responsive. The outcome was in our favor.
Anonymous
2022
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I was at my wits end with PUA unemployment! They were trying to say I wasn't eligible for the money I received because I didn't get my paperwork uploaded to them in time. Even though the problem uploading the forms was on their end, it didn't seem to matter. They didn't really care, they just wanted the money back. I contacted Brian Smith ( attorney) and for a very reasonable price and that's not easy to say in these pressing times. He walked me through the hearing process and I won the case! . . . Thanks again for your help!!
Lisa
2022
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Brian and John are in a league of their own. Need help, give them a call, you will be well taken care of.
David
2022
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Very professional, prompt and knowledgeable concerning unemployment. I would recommend Brian and Jon law firm to get the job done. P.S. Friendly and Funny
Alicia
2022
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Won my appeal quickly! Great service. Brian is the best!!
Deborah
2021
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Brian and John were excellent! They provided all the essential guidance and key points necessary to win my unemployment case! They are a blessing and I am so thankful I found them! I couldn't have won my case without them and would have had to pay back thousands of dollars! I would without a doubt hire them again! Thank you so much!!
Kelly
2021
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This law firm is awesome. Gave me really good advice on what to say and not say. They were on the phone for my unemployment appeal hearing. I really feel that if I didn't retain them for this appeal I would have hD a difficult time winning my appeal. Thank you Brian and John. I greatly appreciate your help.
Linda
2021
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Brian J. Smith LPA, I highly recommend on handling matters that concern ODJFS. Brian and his partner John, went over my ODJFS issue, evaluated it to see if and what assistance they could offer me. Upon their recommendation, they filed an appeal on my behalf and won, solely on their legal expertise at a reasonable fee.
Joseph
2021
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Brian Smith Law exceeded all expectations. Always prepared, prompt responses and explanations through the process.
Anonymous
2021
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Very knowledgeable, fast, and really listened to our needs. Helped us with a long battle that was going to end badly but was able to provide us with the answers and guidiance needed to take on our case and win. Thank you Brian!!! Forever greatful!
Nick
2021
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Thank you so much for representing me on my unemployment hearing and through the whole process. Highly recommend using this law firm. They were incredibly helpful, explained everything in detail and were there throughout every step of the way. I cannot recommend them highly enough! Thank you, thank you!
Veronica
2021
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Excellent service received Brian was professional, efficient, courteous, understanding and very knowledgeable. I appreciate such an attorney.
Joyce
2021
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I had trouble with my unemployment claim. The state said I was overpaid and not entitled to benefits. Brian filed an appeal. We had a hearing and won. He answered all of my questions and put me at ease. I would definitely hire him again if I had any trouble!
Rebecca
2021
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I would like to an "excellent" review for The Law Offices of Brian J. Smith for helping me through the process of my Unemployment Compensation issue. Mr. Smith was right with me throughout the entire process, always answered my emails & questions tentatively and his associate was present at my telephone hearing. I highly recommend his firm for your attorney needs. Thank you very much.
Peggy
2021
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This lawyer explained law and benefits in detail so I was able to understand! They were able to guide me through a practice hearing so that I would be prepared. This lawyer responded promptly to all my questions! Brian, made himself available at all times when I had concerns about my hearing. I was happy with his service and would recommend to others having difficulties with unemployment!
Anne
2021

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