California Unemployment Job Search Requirements
Unless exempt by law, you must keenly seek work each week you certify for unemployment benefits. America’s Job Center of California provides resources to help make the most out of your job search. Take advantage of these no-cost resources and work with the EDD to build up an effective work search plan that suits your needs.
Looking for work is not a simple task, but the resources of the EDD and local partners are there to assist you! Go to your state employment website for more information about all the no-cost help available to you.
The EDD is more than just a place you have to register your resume in CalJOBSSM to meet UI eligibility criteria. It can help you know about different kinds of jobs, their availability, and how to get training for a new career path. Call the EDD for more information and assistance with planning an effective work search.
Keep in mind, to receive benefits; you must constantly confirm that you are able, available, and willing to accept suitable work.
Probable clashes like attending school during work hours or limitations with child care or transportation could limit your work availability and be an eligibility issue. Report such issues on your bi-weekly certification.