Work Search Requirement and Resources for UI Customers

Workforce Services Information Notice

Issued: August 4, 2021

Starting July 11, 2021, most people on unemployment are expected to search for work to maintain their benefit eligibility. The Employment Development Department (EDD) began informing those receiving unemployment of their work search requirements by mail. The work search requirement depends on the type of claim of each individual.

To help customers succeed in finding work, the EDD created resources about the work search requirement:

In addition, UI Online now has new help text and guidance to help those receiving unemployment. Those certifying by paper will receive inserts with this information.

America’s Job Center of CaliforniaSM staff and workforce partners are encouraged to visit the resources above to get familiar with the work search requirement and helpful resources available to help people get back to work. The EDD also created an online resource for employers, including an Employers: Reopening Your Business and Hiring Employees Fact Sheet (PDF).

Please use these resources as you assist your customers and share this information with interested parties.

/s/ RICARDO FAVILA, Acting Chief
Central Office Workforce Services Division

Last Revised: 01/26/2022