Business Owners Fear Employees Won’t Return To Work

(OAN Newsroom) After weeks of closures, many businesses are ready to open their doors, serve their communities and take their employees off of unemployment.

“If you look at the latest unemployment report on Friday, there are 18 billion people expecting to be reemployed over the next six months. You can think of them as being temporarily unemployed and, God willing, that’s what going to happen. But that survey is very consistent with the employment report.” – Kevin Hassett, White House Economic Adviser

However, employees have said they aren’t as eager to return to work and possibly put themselves at risk without appropriate compensation.

Economists at the University of Chicago found that 68 percent of workers are receiving more money in unemployment benefits than they would while working.

“As far as the employees go, they’re not going to make as much money because everything is going to be limited. Now with the stimulus they have…everybody is getting an extra $600 a week. You figure with even their base unemployment up to $200 to $300 a week, they’re almost making $1,000 a week.” – Komes Rozes, Rhode Island restaurant owner

The CARES Act was designed to provide enough money for workers to be paid approximately what they were paid through their jobs, instead of just the portion of their salary already covered by state benefits.

“To be honest, you know, a lot of them don’t want to go back to work and I don’t blame them,” added Rozes. 

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