Biden said he'll cut down on unemployment benefits, but he really might reinstate a pre-pandemic job-seeking policy

Posted On: Jun 21, 2021   |   Posted By: Business Insider

Biden said he'll cut down on unemployment benefits, but he really might reinstate a pre-pandemic job-seeking policy

Summary List Placement President Joe Biden announced in a speech on Monday that Americans currently receiving unemployment benefits must either take a job that is "suitable" or lose their benefits, encouraging states to reinstate a pre-pandemic policy of requiring people to search for work.
"We're going to make it clear that anyone collecting unemployment who is offered a suitable job must take the job or lose their unemployment benefits," Biden said at the White House.
According to a White House fact sheet released after the speech, the Department of Labor will "reaffirm longstanding UI requirements" to ensure that states, workers, and employers understand the rules regarding unemployment benefits.
The Department of Labor will also issue a letter to states reaffirming that individuals receiving benefits cannot turn down a suitable job to continue receiving their benefits.
Experts say these job-seeking guidelines were in place before the pandemic, and states scrapped them last year...

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