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Maine Unemployment Job Search Requirements

You are required to seek work each week. Making personal employer contacts to complete an application is generally the most effective means of securing work.

However, sending letters and resumes by mail or Internet, and using employment agencies can also be used along with personal employer contacts. Telephone calls to employers are not considered employment contacts unless the employer has specifically requested this method of contact. You must contact an employer in person, by mail or apply online. Keep a copy of any application submitted or, if applying online, write the web address or URL on your Work Search Log. A Work Search Log will be mailed to you by The Maine Department of Labor to document the contacts you make each week.

You will be asked to fax or mail this log to the Bureau every few weeks; be sure to keep a copy of the Work Search Log for yourself. A new log will be mailed to you approximately every five weeks. You should also fax or mail your log to the Bureau when you return to work or receive your last benefit payment. Periodically, the work search contacts you report will be checked by DOL personnel.

Questions & Answers

  1. Jennifer says:

    I live in Maine but worked for 12 yrs in NH. Do I have to register to look for jobs in ME? If so how do I do that?

    • Sam says:

      You should make the required number of job searches in the state where you’re claiming your unemployment benefits from.

      Please call the Unemployment Office for further details.

  2. James A Dorr says:

    How do I find what a web address or url?

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