Concord Monitor: Flush with federal COVID relief funds more states consider employee bonuses, wage increases

Concord Monitor: Flush with federal COVID relief funds more states consider employee bonuses, wage increases . “Like private-sector employers, state agencies nationwide are struggling to find and keep workers amid a tight labor market and burnout because of the COVID-19 pandemic. And governors, like business owners, are proposing higher pay in a bid to recruit workers and convince them to stay, helped by federal aid and huge budget surpluses in most states. They include even some Republican governors, who tend to frown on spending increases and can be openly antagonistic to state workers and their unions.”

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