Gov. Holcomb Announces Restoration of Weekly Work Search Requirement for Unemployment Benefits

INDIANAPOLIS — Earlier this week, Gov. Eric J. Holcomb signed Executive Order 21-13 requiring Hoosiers requesting unemployment benefits from the state to be actively seeking full-time work starting on June 1.

The federal government authorized states to waive work search requirements during the height of the pandemic.

The Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD) will once again require a weekly work search report from Hoosiers requesting unemployment benefits. Work search activities include applying for a job, attending a job fair, participating in a WorkOne orientation, or completing an online workshop.

DWD will notify affected Hoosiers about these changes to allow time to prepare for the renewed requirements. For more information on the state’s work search program, visit https://www.in.gov/dwd/indiana-unemployment/individuals/work-search/.

The order also rescinds other emergency provisions that are no longer needed or will become effective by law. This action will enable an effective transition.

About Brian Scott

I play on the radio from 7 am -1 pm weekdays on 98.9 FM WYRZ and WYRZ.org. Follow me on twitter @WYRZBrianScott or e-mail me at brian@wyrz.org.

Check Also

I-70 Westbound to Reopen Through North Split Interchange this Weekend

MARION COUNTY – The Indiana Department of Transportation plans to reopen I-70 westbound through the …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *