Each week you must keep track of your work search efforts. When you claim a week of benefits, you will be required to provide details on your weekly claim about what you did to find work that week.
When you file for weekly benefits, you must report the work search activities you completed AND your direct contact with employers. Your report of direct contact with employers must include:
- Date of contact;
- Company name, phone number and address, or online job posting ID number;
- Person contacted (if applicable);
- Type of work or position applied for;
- How contact was made (phone, resume, online application, email, etc.); and
- Results of your contact (hired, not hired, interview, no response, etc.)
When reporting work search activities that are not direct employer contacts, you must include:
- The date you completed the activity
- A description of the activity completed
If you need help keeping track of your work search, use our Employment Search Record form. You are not required to use this form, but you are required to keep records of your weekly work search efforts and report those activities when making weekly claim reports.
If you are using the Online Claim System (OCS), enter your work-seeking details there.
If you submit your weekly claim by phone on the weekly claim line, you will verbally report your work search information after answering the weekly claim questions. You will need to provide the date you contacted the employer, employer name, position you applied for or inquired about, employer’s address and phone number, how you contacted them, and if there were any results to report from the contact.
For work seeking activities that were NOT employer contacts, you must provide a detailed explanation of what you did and when.
We may request more details about your work search at any time or verify your employer contacts with the business listed.
Your benefits will stop if you do NOT provide your work search activities when filing for weekly benefits, which may result in overpayments and penalties.