While millions are out of work in New York, the Cuomo administration is paying people from out-of-state low wages to process their unemployment claims, the Post has learned.
One of the firms doing the work for the state Labor Department, Provalus, has offices in Jasper, Texas; Manning, South Carolina; and Brewton, Alabama — and it pays entry-level workers as little as $9 an hour, sources with the company told The Post.
That’s much lower than New York’s minimum wage — which is $15 an hour in the city and $12.50 upstate.
The sunbelt state workers, however, are happy to get New York’s money.
“We’re in Texas. It’s wonderful for a lot of people to be employed and help New Yorkers and our fellow Americans,’” said Christine Gobert, a site administrator working on New York’s unemployment insurance claims.
Manning Mayor Julia Wilson even posted Provalus’s recruitment pitch on her Facebook page.
“Provalus, in partnership with the State of New York, is