Unemployed Hoosiers must begin searching for work this week to receive benefits

INDIANA – Starting this week, unemployed Hoosiers will once again need to prove they are searching for work in order to receive jobless benefits. These requirements were waived for more than a year as a form of pandemic relief.

Each week, Hoosiers will need to complete at least one work search activity. That includes things like creating a resume, attending a job fair, or participating in a program at a local WorkOne office. They’ll need to report those activities each week on their unemployment benefits claim and keep a detailed log.

More information about the weekly work searches can be found at: www.in.gov/dwd/indiana-unemployment/individuals/work-search/.

With recent changes to the state’s unemployment insurance program, the Indiana Department of Workforce Development is reminding Hoosiers of the many resources available to assist with training and employment opportunities.

Below are state resources to help Hoosiers gain more skills and find the career of their choice.   

Workforce Ready Grant: Pays the tuition and fees for eligible high-value certificate programs at Ivy Tech Community College, Vincennes University, Indiana Institute of Technology, or other approved providers. www.in.gov/che/state-financial-aid/state-financial-aid-by-program/workforce-ready-grant/

Indiana Career Connect: Provides workforce services and tools to help employers connect with job-ready talent. www.indianacareerconnect.com

Hoosier Talent Network: Job-matching and career-planning site powered by artificial intelligence to help Hoosiers find the right job and uncover new opportunities. www.hoosiertalentnetwork.com

180 Skills: Delivers high-quality, online, technical, employability, and compliance manufacturing skills training aligned with the needs of employers. www.180skills.com

InDemand Jobs: Focuses on high-demand, high-wage jobs for today and tomorrow. The demand indicator used is based on a methodology that ranks all Indiana jobs based on future growth and wages. www.indianacareerready.com/indemandjobs

Hoosiers by the Numbers: Premier source for labor market information for Indiana. www.hoosierdata.in.gov/

Also, Hoosiers can visit their local WorkOne center to learn about reemployment services. WorkOne locations can be found here: www.in.gov/dwd/WorkOne/locations.html.