Ohio Resumes Work-Search Requirements for Unemployment

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Starting the week of May 23, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services will resume its work-search requirement for those with unemployment benefits.

Those affected by the change will be notified by the state agency. 

Allowable work-search activities include applying for jobs, attending a resume-writing course or creating and maintaining a re-employment plan at OhioMeansJobs.com.

“Now that Ohioans have had the opportunity to receive the COVID-19 vaccine and can safely return to work, it only makes sense that we restore work-search requirements for everyone,” said Gov. Mike DeWine in a statement.

Some individuals will be exempt from conducting work-search activities, including employees on a temporary layoff of 45 days or less and individuals in approved training.

Also exempt are those 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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