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New York Unemployment Job Search Requirements

In order to continue obtaining New York unemployment benefits you have to meet continuing job search requirements. Unemployment benefits are meant to be a temporary benefit until you find a new job, so these job search requirements are in place to confirm you are keenly seeking a new job.

New York Job Search Requirements are:

  • You must be actively looking for a job.
  • You must make at least 2 job contacts per week. Job contacts include filling out job applications and sending resumes.
  • You must keep a proof of all of your job search activities, including a record of all job contacts.
  • You must not be disabled. If you are disabled there are different programs available to help you.

You must carry out these job search requirements every week, and provide a weekly certification to let the unemployment office that you are meeting all of the requirements.

Questions & Answers

  1. sharon ritter says:

    I am getting laid off, there r jobs in my field, do I have to take them if they r a distance away, and if they r a shift I don’t want to work?

    • Martin says:

      The logic is that you will be required to apply for a suitable job offer that comes your way.

      Please call the Unemployment Office for further information.

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