Florida May Force Job Re-training To Get Unemployment Benefits

TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami) – Florida has been steadily nibbling away at unemployment benefits, including reducing the number of weeks most people receive. Now, the state may force you to be trained for a new career to get the benefits you earned when you lost the old one.

The proposal will be taken up next week by a the Florida House business and consumer affairs subcommittee. As proposed, the bill would require some people to accept free job-retraining to get unemployment benefits, which top out at about $250 per week.

The proposal focuses on people who test low on job-skill testing.

Under the proposed law, the state would also do a little re-packaging in the unemployment program. It renames the Florida Unemployment Compensation Law the Reemployment Assistance Program in an apparent refocus and re-branding of agency efforts.

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  1. barfalona baloney says:

    MORE CAKE-WALK PRECLUSION AND PUNISHMENT FOR THE SLAVE-LABOR CLASS-MAKE ALL THE HURDLES YOU CAN, FOLKS! AND WHERE ARE THE JOBS THEY WILL TRAIN FOR-AND WHY MAKE ARBITRARY JOBS FOR JUST EDUCATORS?!

  2. MOREOF DASAME says:

    MORE SIPHONED-OFF WASTAGE OF A TRANSPARENT PROGRAM OPEN TO GRAFT AND CORRUPTION—A STAPLE FACT OF LIFE IN ANY FLORIDA PROGRAM-UNDER A NEO-CON OPPRESSIVE MADMAN GOVERNOR—ALL CORPORATE DIRECTED, ALL MEAN-SPIRITED!

  3. BigJohn555 says:

    It’s about time someone acts to help people get reemployed. I was unemployed for an extended period quite a few years ago. It was horrible.
    I had been an office manager, but just to get reemployed, I took a job as a security guard at less than half the pay. Being out of work and unable to support ones family is a terrible feeling.

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