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WI State Sen. Mary Felzkowski on getting people back to work

“Work is giving back and being productive. It’s giving the best of one’s self and being the best that you can be.”

– senator mary Felzkowski

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many Wisconsinites stayed home and collected unemployment benefits. Today, there is an abundance of open jobs available in Wisconsin and across the country, yet people aren’t returning to work.

Here, Wisconsin State Sen. Mary Felzkowski discusses the need for workforce reform and the importance of work. She argues that enhanced unemployment benefits during the COVID-19 pandemic discouraged people from returning to work, and how having a job gives an individual self-confidence and allows them to give back to their community.

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