Ohio Restoring Work-Search Requirements for Unemployment Benefits

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN)--The state of Ohio is again requiring workers who are applying for unemployment assistance to provide proof of a job search, or other job-related activity, for receiving benefits.

The state Department of Job and Family Services says it begins the week of May 23rd for new applicants.

The requirement was suspended during the COVID-19 pandemic. Approved work-search activities include applying for a job, attending a resume-writing course, or creating and maintaining a re-employment plan on ohiomeansjobs.com .

People can also meet their weekly work-search requirement if they are members in good standing with a union hiring hall that refers its members to jobs.

For those in approved school or training, their work-search requirement may be considered met if they are attending all classes and making satisfactory progress.

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