Florida considers forcing jobless to volunteer for unemployment checks

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With more than 1.1 million people out of work in Florida, one state lawmaker wants to make them volunteer in order to collect unemployment benefits.

Republican State Rep. Kathleen Passidomo has introduced a bill that would require the jobless to volunteer at a nonprofit for at least four hours each week.

“This may be a way to energize people to find a job,” Passidomo told She said the idea came from her 87-year-old father, a retired physician who volunteers at a senior health clinic. He noticed that when there’s an opening at the clinic, volunteers are the first to be hired, she said.

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