Mississippi Department of Employment Security sent Mississippi businesses information earlier in the week asking them to help identify refusals to work! The flyer answers the call by employers across the state communicating their needs and struggles finding employees. By sending the information, MDES proves its willingness to help businesses get employees back into the workforce.
The guidelines follow the requirement that Mississippians filing for unemployment MUST apply for work to receive benefits. If MDES determines an individual ineligible due to not applying or refusing to apply for suitable work, unemployment stop. Those filing for unemployment must make an active effort each week, this includes registering with MDES employment services and contacting at least three employers each week. One of these contacts must include a submitted job application.
MDES asks employers to report refusals of work in two way. First, report refusal of work, return to work, unable to contact ex-employees, and fraudulent claims. Secondly, report when an employee voluntarily quits a job. Businesses that post job openings through the MS Work system help quickly connect refusals of work. Even if a business does not have the applicant’s social security number or other identifying information, the MS Works system can identify a person through referrals and help identify a refusal of work in the system.
These actions are necessary as a result of the Democrats insisting on continuing the additional $300.00 a week unemployment benefit. As of now, 24 Republican Governors, including Tate Reeves, have informed the federal government that they will no longer accept the additional funds. Businesses in Mississippi and across the country are being forced to close or close early due to lack of workers. Hopefully, these actions will alleviate the ongoing shortages of goods and services as a result of Democrat policies.