A work-seeing activity includes looking for work and contacting employers who hire people with your experience, training and skills. Unless otherwise advised in writing by an Oregon Employment Department representative, you must continue seeking work each week that you claim benefits, even if you are working part time.
You must complete at least five work-seeking activities for each week that you claim benefits. Some examples of work-seeking activities include:
- Making direct contact with an employer
- Attending job placement meetings or workshops (including WorkSource Oregon-sponsored activities)
- Updating your resume
- Reviewing job placement websites or newspapers without responding to a job posting
At least two of the five work-seeking activities you complete each week must be direct contact with employers. This means contacting them in person, by phone, by mail, or electronically to inquire about or apply for work.
We have a video that explains how to actively seek work while claiming UI benefits: youtube.com/watch?v=5PUQHx63YpQ.