(UNDATED) - With Lawrence County having more than 14% of its working population unemployed, there's always a need for good news, and there is, at least, a little.
No, it's not new jobs coming to the area, it's a potential 13-week extension of unemployment benefits.
The Indiana Department of Workforce Development tells us those who are eligible for this extension should receive information by mail shortly.
However, there's a sort of catch in that there's stricter requirements for the extension.
Your original 59-weeks of state and federal benefits must expire after March 21st, and you have to apply for the extension in person Wednesdays through Fridays.
Additionally, the DWD says:
Hoosiers must bring the letter informing them of their eligibility, along with proof of identification.
Once enrolled, Hoosiers receiving extended benefits will be subject to much stricter regulations, including:
- Must apply for three jobs per week and maintain a work search log
- Work search waivers are no longer available
- Must accept any work offer they can physically perform
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