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Delaware Dept. of Labor updates unemployment requirements

WILMINGTON, DE – The Delaware Department of Labor (DOL) will require Unemployment Benefit recipients to look for work and register in Joblink.delaware.gov in order to qualify for benefits or to continue to receive UI benefits, effective June 12, 2021. Starting on that date, claimants must register in Joblink.Delaware.gov which includes creating or uploading a resume. In addition, to registering, claimants must complete at least one unique job search a week to remain eligible.
Job Link is an internet-based system where employers and job seekers create and post jobs and resumes. It also serves as a way to match job seekers with employers who have jobs available now.
“Delawareans are getting vaccinated, and businesses are reopening and expanding hours of service,” said Secretary of Labor Karryl Hubbard in a statement to press.  “Thousands of jobs are currently available and UI claimants want to get back to work.  JobLink.delaware.gov is a key tool for connecting potential employees to employers.
Prior to the pandemic, registration in Joblink.delaware.gov and active job search were required.  However,  the job search requirement was waived on March 16, 2020, in response to the public health and economic crisis.
With thousands of jobs available, claimants should check to ensure they are properly registered. Being registered in JobLInk gives people access to active job openings,  information about the most in-demand occupations by industry and on-the-job training and apprenticeship opportunities.
Once claimants are registered at JobLink, they can begin their weekly required job search. For more information on how to record job searches clients can refer to the Unemployment Insurance Guide to Unemployment, which is available at labor.delaware.gov.
It is important to ensure that claimants are aware of the coming deadlines related to UI benefits and DOL is planning a number of customized communications that will go out to affected claimant groups to ensure that everyone is aware of the unique requirements that apply to them. DOL has already begun reminding benefit seekers about the upcoming change by telephone and its website.
“With nearly a month to complete the Delaware JobLink registration, we are seeking to provide Delawareans ample time to comply with the reinstatement of these requirements, said Darryl Scott, director of unemployment insurance with DOL in a statement. “We want to strongly encourage people to start this process now.”
Unemployment benefits are available to workers in Delaware that are unemployed through no fault of their own, who are ready and able to accept work, who are actively seeking work and whose past income meets a minimum amount based on an 18-month base period.

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  1. Salvatore (Sal) April May 19, 2021

    I was a self employed entertainer…. DJ/dance instructor for senior centers….I have been looking for work at various locations since last year…mostly bars and restaurants….and senior centers… I need some advice as to what I do in a case like this.. I can’t send resumes for work like this. I do have a business card I have left at various locations. I just call to find out if my services are needed…

  2. Shandra Jean Gibson June 10, 2021

    This is not happening I have sent several emails out that I need help with the resume the web site keeps shutting down
    Any excuse to knock us out of benefits that we haven’t even received. Open the offices everything else is open

  3. Fernando Dorilus June 19, 2021

    Hello I have 2weeks I claim I don’t receive any benifit

  4. Maurice albert July 1, 2021

    I am going through the same situation, only difference is that i have submitted my resume and we are heading to 4 weeks I have received no payment yet. I am so backed up in all I need to run my household. Please help me also.


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