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Old 05-09-2012, 05:12 PM
 
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I was offered a new employment opportunity in another state, so I gave my employer 2 weeks notice and quickly relocated in time to start my new position within a three week time period. A few days before I was to report to my new job (as stated in my job offer and through various emails with the HR dept.) I was contacted by HR and told that the position is no longer available due to unforeseen budget restrictions. Now I am in a new state, with no job, a new lease, and absolutely no income. I can't believe that this has happened. I filed an unemployment claim with NJ and will not hear back regarding the determination until next week. Will I be eligible for to receive unemployment benefits since I quit my job in NJ? I was employed in NJ for the last two years. Any suggestions are welcome.
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Old 05-09-2012, 05:29 PM
 
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This happens more than you think. Yes, you can get unemployment for this most of the time. In some states, there is a requirement that the new job has to better than the job you left.
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Old 05-09-2012, 05:35 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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What a kick in the head. Since you have written documentation of this offer - and its rescission (I hope) - you should be eligible for unemployment.

Good luck to you.
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Old 05-09-2012, 05:38 PM
 
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Thanks for your quick reply. I'm a nervous wreck over this, so I'm trying to get some feedback while I wait for my determination letter.
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Old 05-09-2012, 05:46 PM
 
Location: where people are either too stupid to leave or too stuck to move
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wow thats horrible!
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Old 05-09-2012, 06:27 PM
 
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omg..that is terrible. I can only imgaine how you feel
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Old 05-09-2012, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
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That is just horrible. The new employer would definitely get a piece of my mind.
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Old 05-09-2012, 09:03 PM
 
Location: home state of Myrtle Beach!
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This kind of backstabbing by companies just makes me sick. It's happened to me but not to the extent of your experience. It is likely your UE claim maybe denied initially...make sure you appeal and keep appealing until you win or you have exhausted all appeals. Apply for food stamps immediately. If you are single you will probably not get a lot but if you have kids you should get something.
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Old 05-15-2012, 01:09 PM
 
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Default Non-monetary phone interview scheduled for 5/21

I still haven't heard anything back, I have to wait until my phone interview on 5/21 to determine if I am eligible for benefits. In the meantime, I've met with several job agencies in addition to pounding the pavement and scouring the internet. I'm trying to think positively, but it's hard when the rent, car payment, student loan payments, etc. need to be paid!
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Old 05-15-2012, 04:08 PM
 
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I still haven't heard anything back, I have to wait until my phone interview on 5/21 to determine if I am eligible for benefits. In the meantime, I've met with several job agencies in addition to pounding the pavement and scouring the internet. I'm trying to think positively, but it's hard when the rent, car payment, student loan payments, etc. need to be paid!
In addition to filing for UE benefits you may want to call a lawyer. Maybe the fact that you located to a new state for this and they didn't notify you before you moved could get you some type of settlement.

I don't normally suggest suing an employer, but in this case I think it would be worth it. You focus on the fact that you moved, had this happened to you in NJ, you could have asked for you old job back. But you moved due to this new job. You have emails, do you have a formal written offer as well?

When you have time I would do a search online for a law office that handles employment issues.

I'm sorry that happened to you. There's no excuse for that, they must had some idea that there were budget issues.
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