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  • RALEIGH — The Division of Employment Security (DES) has announced that effective January 3, 2016, individuals filing new unemployment insurance claims must make five valid job contacts with potential employers for each week claimed. Senate Bill 15 was passed on September 10, 2015 and changed prior legislation which required that those claimants receiving unemployment benefits make contact with two potential employers on two separate days of the week. Read complete story
    Jan 04, 2016more Press Releases

News and Highlights
  • Important information for unemployment insurance claimants. For claims filed on or after January 3, 2016, claimants are required to make five work search contacts during the week. You are also required to maintain documentation of that search. Click here for more information.
    Dec 31, 2015

  • Important Weekly Certification Information for Unemployment Insurance Claimants. Stay eligible for unemployment benefits. Click here for additional information concerning your weekly certification.
    Jul 21, 2012

  • Important Changes for Unemployment Insurance Claimants Please be aware that according to state and federal law, you must register for work. To register for work, go to NCWorks Online and create an account. Click on the ‘Not Registered?’ link and then select ‘Individual’ under Option 3 –Create a User Account. The website will then guide you through the steps to complete your account setup. If you’ve previously registered and it has been more than 90 days since you have logged in to the website, you must visit NCWorks Online and verify your information in order to reactivate your account. If you fail to register for work at www.NCWorks.gov by setting up an NCWorks Online account or maintain an active account, your benefits may be delayed or denied. Click here for more information.
    Oct 24, 2014

  • Important information concerning repayment of claims reversed on appeal can be found here.
    Jul 7, 2014

  • Are you properly searching for work to remain eligible for unemployment benefits? Click here for more information.
    Jul 7, 2014