Gov. Beverly Perdue's administration chose a career government bureaucrat Monday to run North Carolina's unemployment insurance agency, which has been criticized for administrative mistakes and the $2.7 billion debt owed to the federal government for benefits.
By Gary D. Robertson|April 02, 2012 at 12:46 PM
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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Gov. Beverly Perdue’s administration chose a career government bureaucrat Monday to run North Carolina’s unemployment insurance agency, which has been criticized for administrative mistakes and the $2.7 billion debt owed to the federal government for benefits.
Dempsey Benton, who was brought in by Perdue and preceding Gov. Mike Easley for key short-term state government positions over the past five years, will be the next assistant secretary in charge of the Division of Employment Security within the Department of Commerce.
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