Staffing Agencies Battle Unemployment Bonuses

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For 50 years, BJM & Associates, a staffing agency in Lexington, Kentucky, has seen a steady stream of people come through their doors looking for work. But when stimulus checks and unemployment bonuses began during the pandemic, CEO and President Janey Moores says, “our workforce just began to shrink and dry up.”

Moore’s company can help people find a job quickly, and there are plenty of jobs to be had. But unemployment bonuses are making it more lucrative for people to stay home instead of find jobs, harming small businesses and slowing economic recovery.

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