What do you do when you are unemployed? Wait around to get hired. Let us get these people out and shake off the dust. People need basic skills training and retraining. Think of it as group therapy on a massive scale. Get people to run office machines, teach how to be a fry cook. Show people how to stock shelves.
There are plenty of jobs out for which the unemployed are over quailified. Entry level, low wage jobs. If people feel they have to do something, they will want to get paid to do it.
Their are plenty of Americans that have given up looking for work. We have to get then contributing now, or they may never return to the work force.