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Ohio Unemployment Job Search Requirements

When you are receiving unemployment, you must be obtainable for work and keenly seeking employment. Laid-offs may be needed to report on their job search to Ohio unemployment department or may be required to keep a job search logo to present to the unemployment office upon request.

In order to continue obtaining Ohio unemployment benefits you have to meet ongoing job search requirements until you find a new job.

  1. You must be actively be looking for a job.
  2. You must make no less than 2 job contacts per week. Job contacts include sending resumes and filling out job applications.
  3. You must keep a proof of all of your job search activities, including a record of all job contacts.
  4. You must not be disabled. In case you are disabled there are different programs available to assist you and your unemployment counsellor or local unemployment office can guide you to those resources.

You must fulfill these job search requirements each week, and provide a weekly certification to the unemployment office that you are fulfilling all of the requirements.

Questions & Answers

  1. Johnnie Khalid Saleem says:

    I was an overseas contractor, the American company I worked for is based in Texas I applied for benefits there. I am a Ohio resident I posted my resume on Career Builders web site on but it shows I’m not registered and I’ve done weekly Job searches

    • Martin says:

      Please call the Claims Center for further details in this regard.

      They will be able to check the registration and provide further details.

  2. Lance Lippert says:

    I applied for a job a couple weeks ago and listed this company as one of my two during that week. This week I had a phone interview with their HR department. Am I allowed to list them again as one of my companies for this week?

    • Martin says:

      Please call the Claims Center on the phone numbers provided for a specific response since I am not sure if the same can be included for the current week as well.

  3. Shirley Tomlinson says:

    What all information is required for Job Search (2 per week)? In most cases, I am not given a point of contact, but go on websites and apply for jobs and submit my resumes there. Am I still required to provide a point of contact? How do I do that?

    • Adrian says:

      Each state has its own expectations when it comes to reporting job searches.Please call the customer service of the labor dept in your state to get details.

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