South Carolina Gets Back to Work

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When pandemic lockdowns forced businesses to close and lay off employees, the government began paying inflated unemployment bonuses to claimants. Business owners quickly realized that the government paying people more than they could earn while working would make rehiring employees very difficult when the economy opened up, and they were right.

Dan Ellzey, Executive Director of the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce, calls the challenge employers face in rehiring employees reluctant to leave unemployment “recall resistance” and speaks here about South Carolina’s plan to bring people back to work.

Learn more about how states are ending disincentives to work here.