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JAN P. KORNASKI v. COMMONWEALTH PENNSYLVANIA (09/03/74)

decided: September 3, 1974.

JAN P. KORNASKI, APPELLANT,
v.
COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA, UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION BOARD OF REVIEW, APPELLEE



Appeal from the Order of the Unemployment Compensation Board of Review in case of In Re: Claim of Jan P. Kornaski, No. B-120145.

COUNSEL

Frank E. Garrigan, for appellant.

Sydney Reuben, Assistant Attorney General, with him Israel Packel, Attorney General, for appellee.

Judges Wilkinson, Jr., Mencer and Rogers, sitting as a panel of three. Opinion by Judge Rogers.

Author: Rogers

[ 15 Pa. Commw. Page 267]

Jan P. Kornaski, who is twenty years old, was laid off from his employment on July 6, 1973. He was paid unemployment compensation until about October 11, 1973, on which date the Bureau of Employment Security determined that he was ineligible for further benefits by reason of his failure to report to a prospective employer to whom the Bureau had referred him.

Kornaski was given a referral on October 5, 1973 to Ansel Supply Company, located about two miles from his home. He did not appear for the job interview, later assigning as the reason for his failure to appear a lack of transportation.

Kornaski did, however, appear at Ansel's place of business on October 12, 1973. The employer produced an ordinary tape measure used in its business of assembling metal sashes, doors and windows. Kornaski, a graduate in auto mechanics of a vocational high school, told his prospective employer that he could not read the tape measure and he did not get the job.

At the time of the job referral, Kornaski's motor vehicle operating privileges were under suspension for reasons not disclosed in the record, and his license was

[ 15 Pa. Commw. Page 268]

    thereafter revoked until October 1974 by reason of his conviction of the offense of driving while intoxicated.

We find in the record a questionnaire dated September 27, 1973, on which the following appears over Kornaski's signature:

"At the present time I am not available for work because my car is in a garage for repairs and also, I've lost my driver's license for a period of two months, and this ...


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