Governor DeSantis Sends Strong Message to Unemployment Recipients

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Governor Ron DeSantis (R-Florida) is sending a strong message to unemployment recipients in his state.

Get a job.

According to Fox News:

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis this week said those residents receiving unemployment benefits will soon be required once again to show proof they’re looking for a job.

The requirement had been waived during the coronavirus pandemic when unemployment in the state skyrocketed to nearly 14% as businesses closed in April of last year, according to the News Service of Florida.

“Normally when you’re getting unemployment, the whole idea is that’s temporary, and you need to be looking for work to be able to get off unemployment,” DeSantis said at a news conference, the news service reported. “It was a disaster [at the beginning of the pandemic], so we suspended those job search requirements. I think it’s pretty clear now, we have an abundance of job openings.”

“I think now we’re in just a different situation, you have a surplus of jobs, particularly in restaurant, lodging, hospitality, that people want to hire,” he added. “But we also just want to make sure, like, look, if you’re really unemployed, can’t get a job, that’s one thing. But making sure that you’re doing your due diligence to look for work, and making sure those incentives align better.”

The new rule would require unemployed people to apply for at least 5 jobs per week to qualify for benefits.

  1. “Get as job”. Wow, what a concept. DeSantis is a great leader and Florida is a great State.

    1. Amen. This happened years ago. The dems what to have everyone under their power as for socialism or communism. Look wha is happening with teachers; Work or you loss you job no matter what the union says. If there are jobs, work or starve.

  2. great there are jobs out there do them even if its not what you want to do it until you can get what you want

      1. True but very few other than high school kids and other entry level employees work for minimum wage.

  3. Yes get off your lazy butts and get a job! Stop depending on Unemployment to pay your way you lazy azz’s. They should take it ALL away from you lazy no good for nothings!!!

    1. Governments FAULT, Giving them more in unemployment than they can make working 40 hours. They should have been required to work for the local town/ city, picking up trash, cleaning up parking lots, removing graffiti and that kind of thing instead of leaving the places looking like a dumping ground.

      1. Make them clean up and repair the damage BLM and antifa have done and it might solve some other Robles’s as well.

  4. Terrible. I can’t get the job that I want. Please provide me with a crying towel.

  5. Gov. DeSantis is a GREAT Governor! If you want to know just how AWESOME he is doing just look at the whiny liberals! They want everyone to continue to wear their useless masks and huddle like scared rabbits in their homes. Gov DeSantis just lifted all of the ridiculous mandates and wants people to go back to work! Trump DeSantis 2024!

  6. At least someone is using their head……Free loaders it’s time to go to work or starve..What a choice LOL !!

    1. That’s how to destroy a country, have everyone on the “take” and very few paying into what keeps the country afloat…..then comes communism, the dream nightmares are make from!!!!

  7. They should not only have to apply; they shouldn’t be allowed to continue on unemployment if they don’t show up for interviews or if they are offered a job but turn it down. I hope this information will be tracked also.

    1. The best way to prevent cheating is to have potential employers report whether or not they showed up to the interview, whether or not they were offered a job and whether or not they accepted it.

      1. That’s how they used to audit unemployment benefits, call potential employer and ask if they showed up at the interview!!

  8. Didn’t “we” all have to get a job out of H.S.? “if” we went to college, Vo-Tech, Nrsg. School, “we” all had part time jobs to off- set our parents paying tuition for us! Not only did this inspire “us” to succceed, but “we” were grateful to our parents for having helped “us” in the first place! My parents were WW2 “people” & lived thru the DEPRESSION, & survived by the seat of their pants! BECAUSE of “them”, all of us kids have a better life!

    1. And my of us were better off because of our parents. I volunteered for the military rather than be drafted during VietNam and made a career out of it. I have only received one unemployment check in my life and it showed up during the second week of my next job.

  9. Paul writing to the Thessalonians in 2Thes 3:10 For even when we were with you, we commanded you this: If anyone will not work, neither shall he eat.

    1. Most would not qualify.
      Actually most Americans in general probably couldn’t pass a drug test in today’s Amerika.

      1. Where I worked drug tests were mandatory to work. Didn’t bother me at all, not into drugs, no thanks!!

  10. I wonder if the morons who voted for Biden are intelligent enough to understand how Biden’s policies are KILLING our country. Inflation is going to get worse and worse with these ridiculous Trillion dollar bills.

    The only question that I have is whether Biden and the Democrat Political Party are really trying to kill the country on purpose or not. I believe that Biden and the DPP are doing it on purpose. They want the country to go socialist / communist.

  11. What….. get a job???
    They won’t be able to stay at home 24/7 and post anti-Trump, anti-Republican, anti-conservative, anti-American babble over on AOL.
    lol lol

  12. DeSantis is definitely a strong born American Leader and would be an excellent Vice President to run on President Trump’s Ticket in 2024!! What an Awesome American Team those two would make!!

    1. Yes that would be awesome. But I hate to bust your bubble, the damn Democrats will fix it to where they will stay in power forever . Biden is only there stooge.

      1. Stand up and support the Election Audits!! These decisions are at the State level, DOJ has no business interfering!

    1. Forget that poison, all it will do is kill you, or worse leave you an invalid, take of that mask and stop listing to the talking heads and big Pharma. shills like Fauci and Gates, but go get a job and pay you own way.

  13. It’s quite simple, really: with all these free stimulus checks floating around, it destroys incentive. If you get money for free from Big Brother, who wants to work? (I WOULD: work is about more than money: it is about serving God and His people and making a contribution)

  14. Every law, regulation or executive order incents some sort of behavior. Too often the government incents the absolutely wrong behavior. Where has our common sense and work ethic gone?

      1. The big problem is THIS GENERATION is one labeled The ‘ I’m Entitled Generation’ ! – I’m entitled to FREE food , education, housing, medical care, child care ,etc,etc and I shouldn’t have to pay for!!!!! These idiots like to turn rules and laws around to suit THEM …. the phrase ‘and the LAND OF THE FREE’ in the National Anthem song is a prime example of these idiots’ think process.

  15. If he could just prohibit Netflix, movie channels and 24/7 sports from the internet and tv, unemployment would plummet real quick.

  16. Give an extra 300.00 per week to those working…Make those looking get written proof from where they looked for employment…The problem would solve itself in a month…

  17. Great! Now all governors of other states should be doing the same thing. Unemployment isn’t for the lazy one to stay on it, it’s temporary until you get a job.

  18. Governor DeSantis is showing the whole country what must be done to get back on track and for the People of Florida !!! Every state Governor should step up as governor DeSantis has and do the right thing for their state and it’s people !!!!

  19. Ya gotta give the credit where credit is due— the man has balls, common sense, and knows how to lead !!


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