Business Owners Ask Gov. Jared Polis To End Extra $300 A Week Unemployment Checks – CBS Denver

(CBS4)– More than 100 business owners in Northern Colorado sent a letter to Gov. Jared Polis asking him to end the enhanced unemployment benefit of $300 a week. They say the extra money is disincentivizing people to go back to work, which has meant a severe shortage of workers.

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“People can do math, right?” says Pete Gazlay, owner of Total Facility Care in Loveland.

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Gazlay headed up the letter. He’s in the business of commercial cleaning and says he is having to turn away jobs because he’s short 30 workers. He says he was getting around 25 applicants a week before the last stimulus payment in March. Then it dropped to about 7 applicants a week.
He’s not alone. Help wanted signs are everywhere, many businesses have reduced hours and some are offering thousand dollar plus hiring bonuses.

“If you look every business is hiring people right now and they’re having a…

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