What to do when unemployment benefits pay more than working
Employers sound off about unemployment benefits after their employees opt not to return to lower-paying jobs.
going. My name is Andrew. Coming from reliable staffing As businesses look to reopen work, job recruiters like Undressed Nunez search for people to take the jobs. Yet one out of every five calls he makes, they don't come out. Don't come out because the price is right. How does unemployment fit into that piece? People would rather just get the unemployment because in many cases it pays MAWR. Unemployment benefits average more than $350 a week nationwide and state benefits, plus an additional $600 per week in federal stimulus funding. Before unemployment, I was lucky to make between 253 $100 a week. This recent college graduate, who asked her name not be used, was laid off from a bowling alley in Ohio in March. Untaxed unemployment is three times her old take home pay. I have been able to pay off my car three months early. You are making more money, not working. What is what do you think about that? It's lessening the stress of going back toe work. Exposure to the virus is the biggest concern, she says. As the economy reopens. If the bowling Alley calls a zoo. Want to hire you back? But you have this option of unemployment. Which one do you choose? See that? That's actually a hard question. This is the first time I felt financially stable in a long time. But then again, I am very much the type of person where I like to feel like I'm earning my money in the same way, like everyone has in my mind a right to live comfortably and not have to worry. And I think this level of unemployment money is allowing that to happen. But that doesn't help. Employers like Josh sowed er employees that what we return my calls. One employee show up and quit two days later to go back on unemployment. Sounder runs a drunken crab in North Hollywood, California When we met him at the beginning of the Corona virus crisis, he had just laid off 75 employees. I'm worried about having a heart attack, to be perfectly honest with you today, his dining room sits empty. Carry out on Lee. Unemployment verification requests are delivered by the handful. A few employees are back as faras, the others, the amount of money that people were making on unemployment. Right now, quite honestly is more than what we're paying them before. Do you feel like you're competing with unemployment? No question. I don't blame them. Uh, but we do need workers to come back eventually. This is a limited amount of money that you will receive for a limited amount of time that will run out.