End the Extra Unemployment!
Employers across Maine cannot find people willing to work while our state continues to participate in a federal program that gives Mainers an additional $300 per week to stay home, in addition to state unemployment benefits. It’s time to stop paying Mainers to stay home. Thousands of jobs are available and employers are offering record wages, bonuses and benefits to attract workers. There’s just one problem: they can’t compete with state and federal unemployment benefits. It’s time to stop this madness, end the extra unemployment and get Maine back to work!