NJ employers fight for workers, end unemployment surge?
This is an honest question.
If New Jersey businesses, especially small businesses, offer incentive after incentive in an effort to get people back to work, could unemployment increase from the government? According to the United States Chamber of Commerce, that is exactly what it is.
In a statement released last week, the executive vice president of the House said the additional $ 300 provided by the government to unemployed people during the pandemic has enabled a quarter of all those still unemployed to report more than money than they made while working. Personally, I have the impression that there are two things to say about this.
1.) There should be no reason for people to make more money on unemployment than on their 9-5s. This highlights a serious problem that could cause companies not to pay their employees enough to live on.
2.) If people who work in jobs that aren’t meant to be careers, like a part-time job at an ice cream stand, then there’s probably no reason why they should be getting that extra money. bailout because they ‘don’t (necessarily) work to survive. For example, an 18-year-old going to college who still has a lot of help from mom and dad, but wants to earn his own money on the side …
Several companies here in South Jersey, including Wawa itself, are offering things like tuition assistance and free food while on the job in an attempt to get people back to work. Think about it though. If you were earning more unemployment than you were at your current job, would you choose to return to work?