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Bill would require unemployed to volunteer five hours a week

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A bill sponsored by state Sen. Warren Daniel would require North Caro­­linians who have been on unemployment for more than eight weeks to volunteer five hours a week in order to continue receiving benefits.

The volunteer commitment would rise to 10 hours per week for those on the unemployment rolls for more than a year.

Under Senate Bill 737, co-sponsored by Sens. Dan Soucek and Andrew Brock, people on unemploy­ment would have to provide proof of their volunteer hours to the Employment Security Commission at the same time they submit evidence that they’re actively looking for work.

Daniel claims the mandatory volunteerism will teach new skills, making it easier for unemployed people to land new jobs.

Note: If the legislation is enacted, don’t be surprised if it faces a legal challenge. A similar proposal in Florida foundered last year when it was found to violate federal law by placing additional duties on job-seekers not required under the federal un­­employment compensation law.

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