Office of Unemployment Insurance Operations
Work Search and Reemployment Activity Reminder
Claimants who file new applications for unemployment compensation and who are required to search for work must complete these reemployment activities at OhioMeansJobs.com:
1. Create or upload a resume with specifics about your work history.
2. Complete the "Career Profile" assessment to identify careers that match your skills and interests.
These activities must be completed by the dates specified on your New Claim Instruction Sheet. If they are not, your benefits may STOP until the activities are completed.
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NOTE: If your application indicates an expected return-to-work date, verification from an employer will be requested. If you indicated that you are a student or in a union, proof of student or union status will be required, as well. If verified, your work search requirement may be waived.
Having Trouble Paying Your Mortgage?
Starting on September 26, 2016, Save the Dream Ohio will begin accepting new applications from homeowners who need help with their mortgage because of unemployment. Call 888-404-4674 or visit SaveTheDream.ohio.gov for more information.
SharedWork Ohio Works for You
SharedWork Ohio is a voluntary layoff aversion program. It allows workers to remain employed and employers to retain trained staff during times of reduced business activity. Under a SharedWork Ohio plan, the participating employer reduces affected employees' hours in a uniform manner. The participating employee works the reduced hours each week, and the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) provides eligible individuals an unemployment compensation benefit proportionate to their reduced hours. For more information, go to http://jfs.ohio.gov/ouc/SharedWorkOhio/index.stm.
Message for Furloughed Federal Workers
If you are a furloughed federal employee, please note that there are two ways to file for unemployment compensation: (1) from this web page, by clicking on “File/Appeal Benefits,” from the green, Unemployed Workers menu above, or (2) by calling toll-free 1-877-644-6562 or TTY 1-888-642-8203, (excluding holidays) between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
If you are furloughed, you may or may not qualify for unemployment benefits. However, if you believe you might be eligible, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible. If you do receive benefits, and if Congress passes a law to retroactively pay you for the days you were off work, you would have to repay the benefit. If you have any questions, please call 1-877-644-6562.