Governor Hogan pushing to tighten up unemployment requirements


MARYLAND.- Unemployment requirements are set to tighten back up. Governor Larry Hogan says those who want to keep getting benefits will have to once again start proving that they’re actively seeking work.

Governor Hogan announced the proposal to reinstate work search requirements scheduled to be back in place late June.

The final decision must be worked out with the state department of labor.

The Biden administration says that Americans who are offered and decline jobs within their chosen career fields will lose their unemployment benefits.

Local officials say this is a step in the right direction to get back to normalcy and crack down on fraud. “Does unemployment benefit those who need it? Sure. But there are so many cases of abuse going on because of the pandemic that we feel that we really have to get back to some sense of normalcy,” said Exec. Director of Ocean City’s Hotel/Motel Rest. Assoc. Susan Jones.

Benefits are currently extended throughout the summer and some businesses say that’s making things challenging for them because people don’t want to work.

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