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Old 05-12-2016, 01:14 PM
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Can anyone give any information regarding what is considered to be an acceptable job when one is on unemployment?

My husband, age 59, was making about $60 an hour as an electrical designer in the oil and gas industry before he was laid off in mid-March. Although he has been looking for work, the best job he has been able to find so has been a part-time temporary drafting job at $25 an hour for one day, which he accepted (and which actually only took him four hours to complete the work).. Now, he has been offered another week-long temporary job at the same rate.

My question is that if he is offered FULL-TIME and/or permanent work at $25.00 an hour, will he be obligated to accept it or else forego unemployment altogether?

Btw, there is about a 50% chance that his former company WILL rehire him in June; but if that doesn't happen, and and he doesn't other find suitable work before then, we will be selling our house and retiring early.

Thank you in advance!
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Old 05-12-2016, 05:33 PM
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Maybe someone here will know but you probably need an expert to say. If you don't want to ask the caseworker in advance, maybe call another county's office or possibly state HQ (though they will probably try to get you to identify your husband), or talk to an attorney who knows unemployment law.

All that said, here are a few online links you can look at:



And then there is this post:
DON"T Take a Temporary Job!
I haven't read it yet but it appears significant, though perhaps too late?

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Old 05-14-2016, 01:39 PM
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