NFIB: Burr and Tillis Understand Challenge N.C. Businesses Face in Finding Workers

Date: May 26, 2021

NFIB State Director Gregg Thompson released the following statement in response to Senators Richard Burr and Thom Tillis statement urging Gov. Roy Cooper to end supplemental federal unemployment insurance:

“Senators Burr and Tillis clearly understand that the temporary pandemic-related unemployment benefits are no longer working for North Carolina. 

“The supplemental benefits were essential when the pandemic began and working North Carolinians found themselves out of work through no fault of their own. One year later, businesses are hiring, but owners are struggling to find people to work. Ending the additional benefits now would encourage more people to reenter the workforce and enable small businesses and other employers to meet the increasing needs of their customers.”

The National Federation of Independent Business is the nation’s leading small business advocacy organization. To learn more about NFIB in North Carolina, visit and follow @NFIB_NC on Twitter.

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For more than 75 years, NFIB has been the voice of small business, advocating on behalf of America’s small and independent business owners, both in Washington, D.C., and in all 50 state capitals. NFIB is nonprofit, nonpartisan, and member-driven. Since our founding in 1943, NFIB has been exclusively dedicated to small and independent businesses and remains so today. For more information, please visit

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