RALEIGH, N.C. (WAVY) – Several North Carolina lawmakers held a press briefing Tuesday afternoon to discuss proposed unemployment reform.
Sen. Chuck Edwards, Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson and U.S. Rep. Ted Budd presented information during a 1:30 p.m. live conference, which you can watch in the player above.
Sen. Edwards presented a bill last week that would use federal money to pay people $1,500 as an incentive for taking a new job.
“We see a lot of businesses that have just closed. They put up signs that say, ‘We will be back when we can find employees,'” said Sen. Edwards.
He added that the goal of the bill is to entice people to return to work. As WAVY News has reported, there are companies in our region having difficulty filling job openings.