If your employer expects to re-open in the future, you do not actively have to look for another job to receive benefits. To get benefits, you must:
- Be able to work;
- Stay in contact with your employer; and
- Be available to work when your employer calls you back to work.
If you are not still in contact with your employer, you are currently considered to be actively seeking work if you are doing what you can to be prepared to return to new work or find new employment.
- Note that when filing an online claim, our systems require you to enter your work search. You can bypass this during this pandemic by marking the temporary layoff option.
- During your temporary layoff period, please keep a written work search log in case it is requested in the future.