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
- I’m filling out my unemployment claim online. I had one job that ended, and still have another very part time job where I am considered a contractor and am responsible for my own SS and withholding payment. At the end of the year, they issue me a 1099-NEC. When asked on the claim form about other employment, it asks who the employer is. Is the company that contracts my work considered an “employer”?
A) Whether or not a company that contracts your work is considered an “employer” for unemployment purposes depends on the specific facts of the situation. In general, unemployment benefits are available to people who are unemployed through no fault of their own. This means that you must have been laid off or furloughed from your job, or you must have … Read more
- I have been applied for unemployment benefits for two weeks, and I had to file claim.
A) It is understandable that you are anxious about the status of your unemployment benefits claim after two weeks. It is important to note that the processing time for claims can vary depending on a number of factors, such as the state you live in, the complexity of your claim, and the current workload of the unemployment office. However, in … Read more
- i have been approved for unemployment, had a glitch in my approval which was fixed a few weeks ago. Last week i filed and got my benefit, this week the system will not process. do i know a face to face meeting to resolve?
A) Yes, you can request a face-to-face meeting with your unemployment agent to resolve this issue. You can usually do this by calling your local unemployment office or by sending them a secure message through your online unemployment account. Here are some tips for requesting a face-to-face meeting: Once you have scheduled the meeting, be sure to bring all relevant … Read more
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.