The Georgia Chamber commends Governor Kemp for appropriating $1.5B to replenish the state’s unemployment insurance (UI) trust fund which has been significantly depleted as a result of the pandemic’s impact on Georgia’s economy. The distribution of these benefits to Georgians experiencing COVID-recession job loss provided real peace of mind to our families as well as help sustain vital economic activity.
As we look forward to recovery and a holistic return-to-work movement, it is crucial that our leaders find creative solutions to keep important programs funded without putting increased burdens on employers. Governor Kemp’s action today underscores his commitment to Georgia workers, job creators, and the continued economic prosperity of our state.
- Chris Clark, President & CEO of the Georgia Chamber