To be considered actively seeking work you must:
- Make two direct employer contacts per week. You should contact the employers directly to ask about or apply for jobs in the way the employer prefers (for example, phone, in person, or email)
- Make three additional work-seeking activities per week. These work-seeking activities may include more employer contacts, updating your resume, or searching job listings.
The focus of your work search should be work in which you have prior experience and training. This will help you find work more quickly.
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. We may request a copy of your work search at any time.
Your benefits will stop if you do NOT seek work as required, which may result in overpayments and penalties.