Orlando Sentinel’s Central Florida 100: FIXING JOB OPENINGS

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The decision by Gov. Ron DeSantis and Dan Eagle, Secretary of the Department of Economic Opportunity, to reinstate the job-hunting requirement as a condition of receiving unemployment benefits is a step in the right direction. When Florida’s $275 a week unemployment was upped by the Fed’s $300 a week, it was far more attractive to stay home for $14.38 per hour. Job hunting, however, is not the same as jobs. Fourteen states have decided to stop paying out the federal portion of unemployment benefits; it’s time for Florida to do the same. Unlike during the pandemic, jobs are plentiful. It’s now time for workers to take advantage of them.

Originally posted for the Orlando Sentinel’s Central Florida 100.

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