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Bill introduced would provide eligible New Yorkers $1200 bonus for return to work

ALBANY, N.Y. (WKBW) — New York State Senator Ed Rath (R – 61st District) has introduced a bill that would provide eligible New Yorkers with a $1200 bonus for returning to work.

The bill, which can be found here, would repeal the Excluded Workers Fund and establish a return-to-work bonus and employer relief fund to provide anyone returning to work a $1200 bonus. Rath said the person would have to work four weeks before receiving the bonus.

Buffalo Niagara Partnership President/CEO Dottie Gallagher said there are hiring challenges in all industries, due to reasons such as a skill gap that started before the pandemic, people retiring, and remote school for children.

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