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DeSantis has message for Florida's unemployed: Start looking for jobs again

Added 05-07-21 03:29:01am EST - “Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis this week said those residents receiving unemployment benefits will soon be required once again to show proof they're looking for a job.” - Foxnews.com

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' recent executive order does not allow localities to implement mask mandates, ending the COVID state of emergency in the state. The Department of Education clarified that the order does not apply to school districts.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis this week said those residents receiving unemployment benefits will soon be required once again to show proof they’re looking for a job. 

The requirement had been waived during the coronavirus pandemic when unemployment in the state skyrocketed to nearly 14% as businesses closed in April of last year, according to the News Service of Florida. 

"Normally when you’re getting unemployment, the whole idea is that’s temporary, and you need to be looking for work to be able to get off unemployment," DeSantis said at a news conference, the news service reported. "It was a disaster [at the beginning of the pandemic], so we suspended those job search requirements. I think it’s pretty clear now, we have an abundance of job openings." 

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