California’s Employment Development Department says that starting July 11, 2021 anyone receiving unemployment benefits must start looking for work – a return to the rules that applied before March 2020 when the federal government let states suspend the requirement.
Here’s what looking for work means in California. Note that it differs a bit depending on whether a worker is receiving regular unemployment benefits or Pandemic Unemployment Assistance.
For those collecting regular unemployment benefits, the agency offers this guidance:
Examples of reasonable efforts to search for suitable work each week include activities such as:
• Prepare for Job Searches – Set up an account on CalJOBS, participate in reemployment services, post
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