A) There are several ways to find your work history:
- Check your tax records: Your W-2 forms, which are issued by your employer(s) each year, will show your employment history for that year.
- Check your social security statement: You can request a copy of your Social Security Statement from the Social Security Administration. This statement will show a record of your earnings and employment history.
- Contact your former employers: Your former employers should have records of your employment dates, job title, and salary. You can reach out to them and request a copy of your employment records.
- Check your credit report: Your credit report may also show your employment history. You can obtain a free copy of your credit report from the three major credit bureaus: Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion.
It’s important to keep track of your work history for a variety of reasons, including applying for unemployment benefits, Social Security benefits, and other forms of financial assistance.
Your local Unemployment Office would also have a copy of your work history. I would recommend that you call or visit your local unemployment office and speak with a counselor regarding getting a print out of your work history.