Obama's jobs plan includes changes to jobless benefits

09/13/2011 | Yahoo!

President Barack Obama's jobs plan includes a measure that would allow unemployed workers to continue getting jobless benefits while being trained by potential employers. Many, including Republicans such Rep. Eric Cantor, have praised the measure as a step toward reforming the country's unemployment-benefits program. "What this does is reconnect particularly the long-term unemployed with the workplace," former Georgia Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond said.

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