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Connecticut to pay $1,000 bonus to unemployed who find jobs

(AP Photo/Jessica Hill)


Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont says the state plans to offer up to 10,000 long-term unemployed people a $1,000 bonus if they get a job and keep it for two months. The Democrat announced the initiative on Monday. It comes as more than a dozen governors in other states have announced plans to end a $300 a week supplemental unemployment program, arguing it has discouraged people from looking for work. Lamont says while he plans to keep that program in place, he says the signing bonus will help people pay for things they need to get back into the working world.