With Arizona companies grappling with thousands of open jobs that they can’t fill, Gov. Doug Ducey announced this week that the state will offer a $2,000 bonus to get residents back to work.
As part of the new program, Arizona will stop taking the federally subsidized $300-a-week expanded unemployment benefits effective July 10. Instead, the state will offer one-time bonuses to returning workers, along with child care support, educational opportunities and rental assistance.
“With ample supplies of the Covid-19 vaccine on hand and millions of Arizonans vaccinated, people feel safer and are finally returning to life in Arizona as we knew and loved it before,” Ducey said in a statement. “People are back in the office, restaurants are at full capacity and tourists are flocking to our state.”