When the Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) program was extended to the end of 2012, several specific work search provisions were added to the EUC law.
Work Search Activities -- Beginning 4/30/2012, each EUC applicant will be asked additional questions when he or she requests benefits. These questions are intended to ensure that applicants are making an effective work search each week. Applicants’ answers will be reviewed by Unemployment Insurance program staff. Failure to conduct an intensive work search will result in denial of EUC benefits.
The following activities satisfy the weekly job search requirement:
Keep a Record of Your Activities – EUC law requires that applicants keep a record of their work search activities. Failure to provide a record of work search activities upon request, will result in denial of EUC benefits. Download a Work Search Record form to record your work search activities.
Keep a record of:
- Dates of employer contacts.
- Company name, address and telephone number.
- Name and title of person contacted about job openings.
- Type of work discussed or applied for.
- Method of contacts (phone, in person, etc.)
- Results of contacts.
- Name, date and provider of job search workshops attended.
- Dates and details of networking activities and results.
Reemployment Orientation – All EUC applicants will be scheduled to attend a Reemployment Orientation session at their local WorkForce Center. Applicants will receive a letter in the mail informing them of the date, time and place of the Reemployment Orientation. Failure to attend this orientation session will result in denial of EUC benefits.