July 20, 2021

Arizona offering return-to-work bonus

People who are back in the workforce are eligible for up to $2,000.

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The state Department of Economic Security announced that Arizona residents who lost their jobs during the pandemic but are now back at work are eligible for a bonus.

The money, which the state is calling a “return-to-work” bonus is paid for by federal dollars.

The $2,000 bonus is available to people after they have worked 320 hours or eight 40-hour weeks over ten consecutive weeks. People can get a $1,000 bonus if they work 160 hours or eight 20-hour weeks over ten consecutive weeks.

People who lost their jobs and apply for the bonus when they return to work must be employed between May 13-September 6.

Arizona stopped paying federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation in mid-July.

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