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State Solutions For Supporting The Return To Work And Filling Open Jobs

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  • National Governors Association

As the economic recovery picks up, governors and state leaders are identifying and addressing barriers that keep their workforce from returning to work and filling open positions posted by employers. With the aim of enabling greater engagement with the labor market, 24 states have provided written notification to the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) that their states will terminate the agreement related to all or most of the unemployment insurance (UI) programs created in response to the pandemic, and many states have reinstated requirements that those receiving UI search for work while also including information on how job seekers can access state labor exchange portals. In an effort to encourage unemployment claimants as well as those who have stopped looking for work (who are no longer included in labor force participation statistics), states have announced return-to-work incentives and supports for both jobseekers and employers with open positions. There are, however, additional factors to consider in understanding barriers workers may face in returning to work quickly. Governors and states are addressing these barriers in a number of ways.

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Publisher:National Governors Association
Published:May 1, 2021
License:Public Domain

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