The PJ Tatler

Michigan Caps Welfare, Sets Up Job Search Assistance. Let's Find Out How Many Welfare Recipients Actually Want Help Finding A Job.

You can count the number on two hands.

More than 11,000 people will see their welfare benefits end on Oct. 1.

What will they do? Well, most haven’t considered working as an option.

The Department of Human Services sent letters to 11,062 welfare recipients, notifying them their checks are coming to an end. Included was a toll-free number people could call for information and assistance.

The hotline got 1,401 calls. Of that number, only eight callers requested help in finding a job.

Some of these folks have been on welfare for 14 years.