As the federal benefits programs come to an end on September 4, we hope the labor shortage in the hospitality industry improves as people begin to look for work.
Three federal benefit programs will end on September 4, 2021:
- Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA)
- Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC)
- $300 per week supplemental payments under the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) program
No payments can made under these programs for the week beginning September 5, 2021, or any week afterward.
From the MN Unemployment Insurance website: “We do not expect that Congress will extend these federal programs again. We strongly encourage you to start making a plan for what you will do when your unemployment benefits end.”
In other words, look for work.