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[TRANSCRIPT & DESC: Michael Schmidt, Lead Employment Specialist, Deaf man wearing gray DCARA staff t-shirt – sitting on chair with blue circular background prop.

Lately there has been increasing pressure for people to return back to work. We, the Employment Services team recently learned from UI department that they expect it is time for UI claimants to seek work – starting on July 11th. From then on, one must look for work. UI funds (for some of you) should run out from July through September. There will be no more help or extension from federal government and UI funds should be exhausted by this September.

For those who are receiving UI and file bi-weekly forms either on paper or online, it is important to answer question number three, “Did you look for work?” Answer ‘Yes’.

For those who report claims on paper, look for the box under question #3, and if you see box marked “X”, you must list name of companies you reached out, talked with, or applied with on the back of (certifying) form. That also applies for those who do claims online – report the companies you reached out, talked with, or applied with. UI department expects you make efforts to look for work.

Also for Question number four, “Did you refuse work?” Answer ‘No’. UI Departments expects you to look for work and accept available jobs.

If you need information on UI or you feel ready to return to work and want to register with our Employment Services program or if you even feel doubtful or not feel ready to return work or having lack of confidence to return to work, feel free to contact us for more information. We can give information on your worker’s rights and safety concerns – provide you available information from Covid-19 Awareness Prevention Education (CAPE).

Contact us how? Contact 510-343-6670 | info@dcara.org]

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