US Unemployment Offices and Career Centers provide individuals seeking employment all the latest tools to find and keep that special job. Employers will find assistance in recruiting new employees including a national job listing network, applicant screening, and space in the centers to conduct testing and employment interviews.
Unemployment insurance programs pay you money if you lose your job through no fault of your own. You must meet your state’s eligibility requirements. Each state runs its own program. You may be able to file online, by phone, or in person.
ASK YOUR UNEMPLOYMENT QUESTION
You can get assistance by filing your claim for Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits. These benefits are available to you if you have become unemployed through no fault of your own. Keep in mind that benefits are established by Federal law, and you have the right to apply for UI benefits if you have lost your job.
If you are running out of your unemployment benefits some states provide extended benefits if there is high state unemployment. Extended benefits can last up to 13 weeks. You can apply for extended benefits only once you’ve run out of regular your benefits. Check with your state – not everyone may qualify.
Your Local Unemployment Office Tips:
- Show Up Early: Your local office can sometimes be crowded. You must understand that there are a lot of people currently looking for work. So, you will find a lot of people filing for benefits.
- Be prepared to wait: With lots of people at your local office, if you are late you will have to wait. The best way to avoid the long lines is to get to the office early.
- Be prepared with your Documents: If you are applying for unemployment benefits be sure to take with you all necessary information such as a job release letter, date of last employment and name of the company.
- Have a Cool Head: With lots of people at your local Unemployment office waiting to be seen it’s easy to get frustrated and lose you cool. Remember that counselors are there to assist you. Keeping a cool head and being courteous will help speed the process along.