Via TTN:

Governor Ron DeSantis (R-Florida) is sending a strong message to unemployment recipients in his state.

Get a job.

According to Fox News:

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis this week said those residents receiving unemployment benefits will soon be required once again to show proof they’re looking for a job.

The requirement had been waived during the coronavirus pandemic when unemployment in the state skyrocketed to nearly 14% as businesses closed in April of last year, according to the News Service of Florida.

“Normally when you’re getting unemployment, the whole idea is that’s temporary, and you need to be looking for work to be able to get off unemployment,” DeSantis said at a news conference, the news service reported. “It was a disaster [at the beginning of the pandemic], so we suspended those job search requirements. I think it’s pretty clear now, we have an abundance of job openings.”

“I think now we’re in just a different situation, you have a surplus of jobs, particularly in restaurant, lodging, hospitality, that people want to hire,” he added. “But we also just want to make sure, like, look, if you’re really unemployed, can’t get a job, that’s one thing. But making sure that you’re doing your due diligence to look for work, and making sure those incentives align better.”

The new rule would require unemployed people to apply for at least 5 jobs per week to qualify for benefits.

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Mike Tanco
4 months ago

This has been abused for years by the Democrats. People not attempting to get a job because they make more by not working just having babies.

John Bevan
John Bevan
4 months ago

Very good. The jobs are out there, no matter in what city or state the employable person is. Being the owner of multiple businesses and speaking with fellow business owners around the country, I know that they are looking for people but are having next to no applications. One of those is a buddy who owns one of my favorite restaurants. He has had openings for several months now and he has received only a handful of applications in all that time. Many of those whom he has hired have not bothered to show up for work for even a single day because they realized that the government will keep on giving them free money to sit at home and eat their bon bons while watching the daytime soaps. Enough is enough!

We, the mature, respectable, responsible, self-supporting adults are sick and tired of throwing away our tax dollars to the lazy bastards who want to live off our hard work! We want our tax dollars to mean something and go to those government programs and other expenditures that actually mean something such as keeping our roads, highways, and interstates in good repair. It’s time to quit wasting it all on these couch potato fools! I haven’t built up my businesses for more than three decades to give away the money I make and the money I pay in the various taxes I am required to pay to those who cannot lift anything more than a finger sandwich to help themselves. As I said above, Enough Is Enough!

Richard
4 months ago
Reply to  John Bevan

What needs to be done is give them 3 months and then cut them loose.

Gene Ralno
Gene Ralno
4 months ago

Restaurants are the most obvious. They’re begging for help and some even pay walk-ins willing to interview and consider working.

Donna
Donna
4 months ago

Enough of the freebies

Medd
4 months ago

I had to go on unemployment once and I received $76 a week and had to show proof I was looking for work and it lasted for 14 weeks before expiration. Because of the huge benefits the feds are giving out employers are having a hard time to get people to even apply. McDonalds in CA was offering $50 just to fill out an application. If you reward people for being lazy they will only become more lazy.

Helga
4 months ago

Restaurants can’t get enough staff to stay open? Are all these people getting unemployment now? Something else must be in play which I’ve seen in my own family who work in restaurants but couldn’t make enough money to keep them afloat. This Economy is still in the dumps but everybody with self respect should bs getting a job!