New York Unemployment Job Search Requirements
In order to continue obtaining New York unemployment benefits you have to meet continuing job search requirements. Unemployment benefits are meant to be a temporary benefit until you find a new job, so these job search requirements are in place to confirm you are keenly seeking a new job.
New York Job Search Requirements are:
- You must be actively looking for a job.
- You must make at least 2 job contacts per week. Job contacts include filling out job applications and sending resumes.
- You must keep a proof of all of your job search activities, including a record of all job contacts.
- You must not be disabled. If you are disabled there are different programs available to help you.
You must carry out these job search requirements every week, and provide a weekly certification to let the unemployment office that you are meeting all of the requirements.