Several Republican states have begun to turn down the extra federal paid $300 a week on top of the state unemployment benefits if people do not take job offers….
You can actually see it around the country that some employer’s ARE having a hard time getting help….
That maybe because one of several reasons….
The extra jobless money, kids being home doing virtual learning, fear of health situations at a job site, being sick , or other reasons…
Biden seems to0 feel he’s taking a hit on this and now joins the Governor’s in urging people to go back to work….
Of course they aren’t going anywhere until they feel it’s safe to ….
And wether the Republicans like it or not?
The President is doing fine in his handing out more money to people who need it….
President Biden ordered the Labor Department on Monday to ensure that unemployed Americans cannot draw enhanced federal jobless benefits if they turn down a suitable job offer, even as he rejected claims by Republicans that his weekly unemployment bonus is undermining efforts to get millions of Americans back to work.
Stung from a weekend of criticism over a disappointing April jobs report, Mr. Biden struck a defiant tone, seeking to make clear that he expects workers to return to jobs if they are available, while defending his signature economic policy effort thus far and blaming corporate America, in part, for not doing more to entice people to go back to work.
The president told reporters at the White House that child care constraints, school closures and fears of contracting the coronavirus had hindered job creation last month, and he challenged companies to help workers gain access to vaccines and to raise their pay….
Republicans have already criticized Mr. Biden for the disappointing jobs numbers and have suggested he is wreaking havoc with the economic recovery. In particular, they blamed a provision in his rescue plan that extended a $300-per-week federal supplement for unemployed Americans. They say those benefits are depressing hiring by discouraging Americans from returning to work.
An aide to Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the Republican leader, emailed reporters on Monday, accusing Mr. Biden of placing “handcuffs” on the recovery by extending the jobless benefits….
New jobless numbers have show that Americans are NOT rushing back to work….