State of Vermont: Unemployed must accept suitable work - County Courier

The State of Vermont wants unemployed people to know that if a suitable job is offered, they should take it - or else risk losing their state and federal unemployment benefits.

“As businesses are allowed to slowly reopen safely across the state, per the Governor’s Executive Order, we have heard from employers that individuals are refusing to work or accept their employment wages because they are ‘making more’ on unemployment,” said Interim Commissioner Michael Harrington. “The Department wants to remind individuals that refusing suitable work (if you are able and available to work) or refusing employment wages through their employer, may disqualify them from receiving benefits and may constitute fraud which will be investigated.”"


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