Work search requirements
Workers filing for regular unemployment insurance (UI) benefits must actively seek and report timely a required number of work searches, starting with the week in which a claim is filed, unless instructed otherwise.
How many work search contacts to report for each week claimed
TWO (2) work search contacts must be reported when:
ONE (1) work search contact must be reported when:
Information required for a valid work search report
A worker must contact an employer or a person with the authority to hire, who may reasonably be expected to have job openings suitable to that worker’s skills and training, using the appropriate method of contact for that employer and industry.
Each work search report must include:
A valid work search contact does not include: contact the job center office unless that is the method the employer has requested, contact with a private employment agency where a fee is charged; or a call to the UI Claim Center.
Failure to report the required number of valid work search contacts will lead to benefits being denied, which could result in establishing an over payment. Work search contact information may be audited.