As America continues to go through high levels of unemployment, many American’s have turned to alternative sources of income such as Unemployment checks.
As this article is being written on August 15th 2012 the Current Unemployment rate in America is just over 8 percent at 8.3 where it has hovered for most of 2012.
Many of those who collect unemployment do not wish to be unemployed, and would rather spend their time earning a living contributing to society but are unable to do so.
However, on the other-side of the coin we all know that there are many ways for people to contribute to society. One such way is Community Service.
Times of unemployment can be depressing, and even destructive times in someone’s life. So why not enact a law saying that people should spend some of their time giving back to the community?
A program proposed by Georgia Senator John Albers of Roswell. The bill says that unemployed workers contribute 24 hours a week to nonprofit community service projects either paid or unpaid.
For those who are unable to meet the requirements the Labor Commissioner would be able to waive the requirement under certain circumstances.
The idea of Community Service for Unemployment checks is in its infancy, but could provide workers an opportunity to network on the job, instead of in career centers achieving moderate success.
Community Service image by bhenak on Flickr.
Unemployment and Welfare checks for Community Service time?