Georgia Enterprise Teams Need To Finish Extra COVID Unemployment Advantages

The weekly subsidy keeps unemployed people from looking for work while some companies are desperate for employees, according to organizations that include the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, Georgia Farm Bureau, and Georgia Association of Manufacturers. The groups want Governor Brian Kemp and Labor Commissioner Mark Butler to redirect federal funds to a program that would offer rewards or other return to work initiatives to Georgians who are taking jobs.

In a comment circulated on Monday, the corporate groups said many companies have raised wages and offered incentives, flexibility and fringe benefits, but are still struggling to find workers. Because of this, “some are starting to decline orders, raise prices, and some are even considering closing permanently,” they wrote.