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Unemployment (draft)

• 2 groups of people: those who can soon get another job and those who can't

• Keep payments for short term (those able to find a new job on their own)

• Instead of dolling out money, provide, say, 6 months of community service work

• Pay a moderate amount or keep part-time so people can look for jobs

• Give work experience and maybe new skills

• Also provide counseling at end and info to employers

• Get people back on their feet/rehabilitate them

• Could also possibly do this with other government payments (e.g. disability)

• Do instead of sheltered workshops

• Government agencies and maybe charities should love nearly free labor

• Require that the positions not replace any permanent ones

By Jason McHuff,