Not much interest in New Hampshire’s summer stipend program

In May 2021 New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu launched the ‘summer stipend’ program that aimed to incentivize workers to rejoin the workforce. If a worker left the unemployment rolls they could receive a bonus of $1,000 for a full-time job and $500 for a part-time job after working for at least eight weeks.The program was paid for with federal American Rescue Plan funds and administered by New Hampshire Employment Security, which reports that only 886 workers have taken advantage of the stipends so far (the program will continue through the end of 2021).

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