If you do not meet the conditions for a short-term layoff or hours reduction, you must actively seek work each week.
Accepted Job Offer
If you have accepted a job offer, you still have to report work-seeking activities until you are working full time. This could include seeking temporary work you can do until your new full-time job starts. The new job offer could be delayed or canceled, or you might get other job offers to choose from.
You must be available for the type of work you are qualified for and seeking. Many jobs cannot work remotely (a grocery clerk, for example). You can focus your work search on jobs that can be done from home if you are qualified to perform the work. But if only looking for remote work substantially limits your opportunities to get back to work, you may not be eligible for benefits. You may also be denied benefits if you turn down work that is otherwise suitable and that requires you to work at a location outside of your home.
Gig workers are typically employees of the business and are not independent contractors. If your gig employer does not have full-time work available, you must seek other work as well. This can include work with other gig employers or part-time work you can do while continuing your gig work.
Working Part Time
If you are currently working part time and requesting weekly unemployment benefits, you must perform the required work-seeking activities. You can focus your work search on more part-time work or for a full-time job.