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Work Search Requirements


To receive unemployment benefits, you MUST:

Apply for Three full-time jobs APPLY for 3 full-time jobs per week.

Tip: netWORKri Career Centers can assist you in your search for work and visits can be included in your work search record. For locations, please visit www.networkri.org.

Apply for Three full-time jobs

Keep a written record of all your weekly applications and interviews.

Each entry must include:

  • Name and address of the company
  • Date you applied for work
  • How you applied for work: in person, mailed résumé, online, etc.
  • Specific position and shift you applied for

**Save all confirmation emails or documentation to prove your work search**

Apply for Three full-time jobs


Simplify this process by using our work search record. You can save this document to your computer and print it for your records.

Use the Work Search Log to help you keep track!

Don’t Forget To Post Your Résumé to EmployRI!

Don't Forget to Post your Resume

Failure to post your résumé within 6 consecutive weeks will cause a delay or loss of benefits.

Tip: Instructions on how to register, create, and post a résumé are found on the website at www.employri.org/refcards/includes/pdf/individual.pdf.

RI Department of Labor and Training
Center General Complex
1511 Pontiac Avenue, Cranston, RI 02920

Phone: (401) 462-8000
Fax (401) 462-8666
TTY via RI Relay: 711
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