Florida law requires people receiving unemployment pay to actively look for a job, but until now the state didn’t check to make sure they were. The Agency for Workforce Innovation is now questioning 6-thousand different benefits receivers every week to make sure they’re looking for work. Governor Rick Scott says accountability is important.
“It’s only fair to the people that are paying for those that are unemployed that anybody that is receiving any unemployment benefits that are making sure they are looking for a job,” said Scott.
The checks will be at random. People caught lying about businesses they’ve applied to will lose their benefits.