Friday, May 21, 2021

Boston Globe: "On unemployment in Mass.? You’ll soon be required to look for a job"

"As the state edges closer to a full reopening, the Baker administration on Thursday announced it will reinstate a requirement that anyone receiving unemployment benefits actively search for a job, effective June 15.

Searching for a job was long required of those on unemployment until the pandemic struck, forcing the closings of many businesses and workplaces and wiping out hundreds of thousands of jobs.

The requirement was dropped last spring in recognition to how futile it would be as the state continued to lose jobs.

But the picture has improved since a year ago, when more than 500,000 people were on unemployment."
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