Portman
Portman
U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, this week discussed on CNBC a proposal to incentivize individuals to return to the workplace.

Portman said he believes it is critical that the U.S. has a workforce that’s ready to step into their old jobs or newly available jobs as the economy reopens and that a return-to-work bonus for individuals reentering the workplace would better help get the American economy running again.

Portman proposes providing $450 a week for individuals returning to work, meaning they’d receive their wages plus this $450 bonus.

Portman said he believes this proposal would ensure that there are as few situations as possible where staying on unemployment is more lucrative than returning to work. He believes this provision should be a part of the next coronavirus response stimulus legislation considered in the Senate.