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Connecticut offering $1,000 to lure unemployed back to work


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Connecticut offering $1,000 to lure unemployed back to work

The state of Connecticut said this week it'll dole out $1,000 to constituents who get off the employment sideline and head back to work.

And on the same day in Oklahoma, Gov. Kevin Stitt announced that his state would opt out of a federal unemployment bonus program, also in hopes of juicing the slowing jobs market.

Such are the carrot-and-stick strategies policymakers across America are employing in hopes getting the national economy, battered by more than a year of coronavirus-related slowdowns, revving again.

Even as deaths and rates of Covid-19 spread have slowed, employers have said their help wanted notices have been collecting dust as potential workers stay home.

“It’s a giant nightmare for anybody to get anybody to work. We’re running on a skeleton crew. We’re severely understaffed in the kitchen, in the dining room,” Joe Buccheri, owner of Joey B’s Restaurant in Berlin, Connecticut, told NBC Connecticut.

With warmer weather now arriving and some customers still hesitant to dine inside, Buccheri said he wants to offer an alfresco option — if only he had the workers to staff it.

“I have people calling for interviews twice a day and they’re no shows. Nobody shows up so it’s very hard to find help,” Buccheri said.

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The unemployment system run by Democrats is broken, now they have to bribe people to go back to work.

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1 hour ago, hamradio said:

Place a deadline on ending one's  unemployment checks, hunger can be a powerful motivator.

That is only half the story;  in many areas the minimum wage also should be increased.    So I say raise the minimum wage and reduce the number of weeks of unemployment checks in the same legislation.

PS:  and deport most illegal immigrants.   These folks also help keep wages too-low for Americans. 

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Too bad there is scant evidence that the 300 extra dollars in UE benefits is the main reason that

folks are not going back to work. But you wouldn't expect a bunch of idiotic GOP governors to

go by the evidence. 

 

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