Federal pandemic unemployment benefits end June 12th

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Federal pandemic unemployment benefits will end June 12th. Jackie Turner–Director of the MS Dept. of Employment Security–toldSuperTalk Mississippishe expects thousands to drop off the unemployment rolls when that extra $300 from the feds is no longer available.

Between the federal program and regular unemployment, over $4-billion has been paid out to Mississippians since the beginning of the pandemic. At last check, there were over 55-thousand job openings. No wonder employers are frustrated.

“A bonafide job offer that is turned down is a criteria for pulling someone off employment, ” Turner explained during an interview onThe Gallo Radio Show.Residents collecting unemployment are required to look for suitable work and have 3 job searches a week, and aren’t allowed to turn down suitable work.

Employers can report refusals of work here:https://mdes.ms.gov/employers/online-transactions/report-separation-refusal-of-work/

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