Oklahoma now allowing part-time workers to obtain $1,200 stipend if they return to jobs
Oklahoma announced that it is expanding eligibility for cash incentives as part of its Back to Work Initiative, according to the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission (OESC), the Associated Press reported.In May, Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt announced the program that offered a $1,200 cash stipend for the first 20,000 people working full time for 32 hours per week to return to work.
"The agency is continuing to focus on providing benefits to those in need, while also focusing on connecting job seekers with employment opportunities through our re-employment services and upcoming career fairs," OESC Executive Director Shelley Zumwalt said in a press release.
For more reporting from the Associated Press, see below.Oklahoma announced that it is expanding eligibility for cash incentives as part of its Back to Work Initiative, according to the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission. Above, Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt speaks during a roundtable discussion with then-President Donald Trump about economic reopening of closures due to COVID-19 in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on June 18, 2020. headtopics.com
SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty ImagesThe OESC said Thursday that is extending eligibility for this initiative to anyone working two part-time jobs totaling 32 or more hours per week."We made this change to ensure that we can accommodate as many individuals as possible as they rejoin the workforce," Zumwalt said.
She added that the state is"hopeful" that federal unemployment benefits will end by the end of June and"we will begin to see decreases in the state's unemployment numbers."The OESC is offering virtual job fairs through the end of June and will host in-person job fairs in Tulsa on June 23 and Oklahoma City on June 25, according to Zumwalt.
Stitt announced the program last month, along with a June 26 end to $300-a-week supplemental unemployment benefits to push workers back to employers who have said that some jobless workers were paid more in benefits than they would have in wages.The state's unemployment rate stood at 4.3 percent in April, the latest report available, according to the OESC, down from 13 percent in April 2020.Read more: Newsweek »
Milley swats down ‘woke’ military criticism
Congress anxiously awaits UFO report — Intelligence community assesses possible Afghan government collapse
Believe Valued at $1.9B After Rocky Debut on Paris ExchangeFrench digital music company Believe is valued at 1.6 billion euros ($1.9 billion) after a bumpy first day of trading on the Euronext Paris stock exchange. wdc I’m voting for ArianaGrande as ArtistaFemininaInternacional at this year’s SECAwards
Turkey announces 20-tonne gold reserve find worth $1.2BA new mining facility that will employ 500 people and start gold casting in the last quarter of 2022 is being set up in the metal-rich eastern province of Agri. I maybe that much luck once in my life as turkey is?! 🤔 (gas,gold,...) Turkey here I come !!! Wooo Turkey is finding way too many treasures lately. Might become the richest country in the world in a year at this rate.
This couple retired at 38 in 1991. Here’s how they’ve kept over $1 million in savingsBilly and Akaisha Kaderli retired with $500,000 around 30 years ago when they were both 38 years old. Here's how they budget their money. acorns One million isn't enough to retire in 2021 at 38. acorns 🙄 acorns For all those who are new to this working from home Bitcoin trading options Here's a little tip: Get a trusted Bitcoin expert and stick to him GeorgeLinf32 Invest and play at similar times each day. Because : In times of chaos, your investment is your anchor to success⚖️
Facebook will let all employees who can work remotely to request to work from home full-timeFacebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that the company will allow all full-time employees whose jobs can be done remotely to request full-time remote work. Facebook deactivated my profile for making my profile picture a friend that was Killed In action. Stating it violated policies. facebook doesn't care about people or support the military
Ryan Reynolds Shares the Reason He Decided to Share His Struggles With Anxiety'Part of my job as a parent is to model behaviors and model what it’s like to be sad and model what it’s like to be anxious, or angry. That there’s space for all these things,' Reynolds said.
These 23 Outdoor Furniture Pieces From Pottery Barn Are an Entertainer's DreamTo us, summer means spending every possible second outside enjoying the weather, and if you're lucky enough to have outdoor space in your home, now's the time