Despite high unemployment, VT businesses still struggling to find help - VT Digger

One employer blames generous safe and federal emergency unemployment legislation, under which unemployed Vermonters can earn more by staying that way. A state senator says she is working on a solution.

"Allowing employees to voluntarily resign from a job for a host of reasons outlined in H.742, emergency legislation that Vermont lawmakers passed in March “could decimate our workforce,” Maksym wrote. She said every position at Wake Robin, with the exception of RNs, some managers, and the leadership team, would make more by going on unemployment. Maksym said “we are extremely concerned about how we would continue to provide the care we are providing to our residents, especially those most vulnerable in our health center, if we lose our workforce,” she wrote. “I assume we are not alone in this concern.”."

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