Employment Incentives

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear signaled Thursday that he plans to offer incentives to entice more people back to work to help resolve labor shortages that Republican lawmakers and businesses blame on enhanced jobless benefits.The Democratic governor has steadfastly defended the $300 in extra weekly federal unemployment payments. The supplemental benefits inject $34 million each week into Kentucky’s economy, with pandemic-battered retailers, grocery stores and restaurants among the beneficiaries, he said.

Source: MG News

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