Monday, May 10, 2021

"President Biden says unemployed offered jobs must take them or lose benefits"

He went on to say that Climateer's stepping off the copper train earlier in the day was pretty darn lucky.*

From Reuters via Yahoo Finance:

U.S. President Joe Biden on Monday defended himself against critics who say expanded unemployment benefits offered in the COVID-19 relief bill passed in March are keeping Americans from taking new jobs.

Biden said the administration will remind U.S. states this week that any unemployed American offered a comparable job must take it or risk losing unemployment benefits. He is also directing the U.S. Labor Department to work with states to reinstate requirements that those receiving unemployment benefits must demonstrate they are actively looking for work.

"If you're receiving unemployment benefits and you're offered a suitable job, you can't refuse that job and just keep getting unemployment benefits," Biden said....MORE

*currently 4.7080 -0.0405