Missouri Unemployment Job Search Requirements
Updated : June 20th, 2019
When you file your initial or renewed claim, the DES will give you the minimum number of employers to contact for work each week. Make at least as many contacts each week as you are instructed to make.
Keep a written record of the employers and labor unions you contact, each week for work for auditing purposes. You must also keep a written record of your work searches. This is a requirement even if you are appealing a denial of eligibility. Your work search is subject to verification.
Failure to apply or accept suitable employment offered through the DES, designated staff of a state or state-controlled public employment office, or former employer may result in denial of your benefits. Download the Work Search Record (MODES-4541).
Do not mail your work search to the DES or take it when reporting to a DWD Career Center unless requested to do so.