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Georgia Unemployment Job Search Requirements

You are required to make a good effort to find another job as soon as possible. You can only be paid for weeks during which you actively look for work. Unless the Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) exempts you under their law from this requirement, you are required to make a minimum of three new reportable job contacts each week. These contacts must be with employers not previously contacted. Employer contacts can comprise those made in person, by telephone, online or by resumes faxed, mailed, or emailed.

You are required to keep a detailed record of your work search activities and submit evidence by Internet or fax of three verifiable contacts as a part of your weekly certification.

Keep good work search records. GDOL verifies work search contacts. You may be selected at any time for an audit or eligibility review. Work search record details depend on the type of work search activities. Your record of employer contacts should include the following:

  • date of contact
  • name of the company or other identifying information such as a job reference number
  • person contacted
  • company address, phone number, email, or web link
  • position title
  • method of contact
  • results of contact

Failure to provide at least 3 work search contacts weekly and meet all other eligibility requirements may result in a denial of benefits, delayed payment, or possible overpayment and penalties.

  1. If I submit my applications and resume online, do I still need to know a contact person? If I do it o line I will not speak to a person so I am a bit confused about that part. Thanks

    • Well, when you make a job contact, all the required information must be furnished.

      You may speak to the Unemployment Office for clarification.

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