Tea Party Governor Looking To Expand Unemployment BenefitsEvoLLLution NewsWire
According to Columbus Business First’s Carrie Ghose, the Learn to Earn program would allow jobless individuals to continue collecting unemployment benefits during on-the-job training, for up to eight weeks. This is especially surprising when we’re less than a year removed from the very same Governor turning down $176 million in federal funding because accepting the funding would have required an expansion of unemployment benefits.
“People who have been long-term unemployed develop these big gaps on their resume. They suffer from a deteriorating skill set,” Benjamin Johnson, spokesperson for the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, told Ghose.