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Understanding Job Attached Designations for Seasonal Workers

Note: This article was updated on June 8, 2017.

Seasonal work trends leave many employees laid off during specific times of the year.

Understanding your work search requirements while claiming unemployment insurance benefits as a seasonal worker is important for many reasons.

While claiming unemployment benefits, it is mandatory to make two job contacts per week.

If you are job attached, which means you have been laid off or are working reduced hours and will be called back to your previous time job, you may not have to look for work.

However, there is a 16-week limit when collecting unemployment benefits when you are job attached. Claimants must have a definite return-to-time-work date within 16 weeks of their layoff or reduction in hours or they are required to make job contacts.

These job contacts, which you report when you file your weekly continued claim certification, must be specific and verifiable. Depending on the type of work search contact made, this information may include phone numbers, addresses and the name of the person contacted for the job as well as websites visited (including URL) and confirmation numbers.

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FAQ Friday – Why are Work Search Contacts Required?

Why are we are now required to include work search contact details on our weekly continued claim reports? 

We have always required job seekers to keep records of their work search contacts. What’s changed is now you can save yourself some time by using our work search log to gather the information and enter it electronically in your weekly continued claim report, allowing us to capture the information in a timelier manner.

Last time I claimed unemployment insurance, I didn’t have to look for work during a seasonal layoff because I planned to go back to work for the same employer. What happened?

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