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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.

  1. I do not have a printer to be able to print my work search from my computer and I am being asked to send it along with the form by mail. Is there an email address for Bureau of Unemployment that I could forward my work search proof from February to? I am starting work today from 8 am to 5pm so I am unable for a phone interview.

  2. I entered work search on Joblink.Is that wrong and why they declined my first week I claimed.Can’t get thru to claim center ever.Tried many times.

  3. 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?

    • 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.

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