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September 14, 2020 by Arlo Hennessey

What counts as engaging in work search activities?

The Maine Department of Labor has said that the following activities meet the work search requirement: 

● Applying for a job for which you are reasonably qualified 

● Interviewing for a job for which you are reasonably qualified 

● Contacting an employer to inquire as to whether the employer is hiring 

● Participating in networking events related to a job or occupation for which you are reasonably qualified 

● Participating in professional job-related education or skills development 

● Attending a job fair/virtual job fair hosted by a CareerCenter 

● Participating in CareerCenter virtual reemployment services 

● Participating in a CareerCenter virtual workshop 

If you participate in any of these activities each week, you should be eligible to continue to receive benefits. 

The certification form you will be asked to fill out will look like this: 

If you applied for or interviewed for a job, or otherwise searched for work (i.e. by contacting a prospective employer to ask about a job, etc.), you should answer “yes” to the first question and answer “yes” to the second question and indicate which activity you did. If you did not apply for or interview for a job, but you participated in any of the other professional or skill development activities listed, you should answer “no” to the first question, but answer “yes” to the second question and indicate in which activity you participated.