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Governor reinstates job search for unemployment

Posted: Friday, May 14, 2021

Source: Inside INdiana

Governor Eric Holcomb signed an executive order requiring Hoosiers requesting unemployment benefits from the state to be actively seeking full-time work. The order takes effect June 1.

The rule, which was waived early during the coronavirus pandemic, requires people to actively search for work each week to remain eligible for benefits. Work search activities include applying for a job, attending a job fair, participating in a WorkOne orientation or completing an online workshop.

The Indiana Department of Workforce Development offers a variety of programs and resources to help Hoosiers with training and employment opportunities, including a Workforce Ready GrantIndiana Career Connect and the Hoosier Talent Network.

Last week, the governor’s office said it would ask the Indiana Department of Workforce Development to complete demographic analysis of unemployed Hoosiers over the past 16 months. That information would be used to help determine whether Indiana would continue to participate in federal unemployment programs.