Gov. Holcomb Reinstates Work-Search Requirement To Receive Unemployment Benefits

Those receiving unemployment benefits will have to show they are actively seeking employment.

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(Indianapolis, Ind.) – Hoosiers receiving unemployment insurance claims must show proof that they are actively seeking employment to continue receiving benefits.

Governor Eric Holcomb reinstated work-search activities requiring that unemployment insurance claimants actively seek employment and be available for work. The requirement was suspended during the pandemic.

To be eligible for unemployment benefits going forward, claimants must attempt to secure full-time work in each week they claim benefits.

Based on the most recent data, Indiana employers have posted more than 115,000 job openings around the state.

The Indiana Department of Workforce Development has shared several resources to help Hoosiers gain more skills and find the career of their choice:

Workforce Ready Grant: Pays the tuition and fees for eligible high-value certificate programs at Ivy Tech Community College, Vincennes University, Indiana Institute of Technology, or other approved providers. www.in.gov/che/state-financial-aid/state-financial-aid-by-program/workforce-ready-grant/

Indiana Career Connect: Provides workforce services and tools to help employers connect with job-ready talent. www.indianacareerconnect.com

Hoosier Talent Network: Job-matching and career-planning site powered by artificial intelligence to help Hoosiers find the right job and uncover new opportunities. www.hoosiertalentnetwork.com

180 Skills: Delivers high-quality, online, technical, employability, and compliance manufacturing skills training aligned with the needs of employers. www.180skills.com

InDemand Jobs: Focuses on high-demand, high-wage jobs for today and tomorrow. The demand indicator used is based on a methodology that ranks all Indiana jobs based on future growth and wages. www.indianacareerready.com/indemandjobs

Hoosiers by the Numbers: Premier source for labor market information for Indiana. www.hoosierdata.in.gov/

For a list of WorkOne locations, visit www.in.gov/dwd/WorkOne/locations.html.

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