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Old 06-13-2013, 03:32 PM
 
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I apologize if this is an ignorant question or if it's been asked on this forum already, but I couldn't find the answer on the Department of Labor website and I could really use some help.

I recently received a form that stated that I was eligible for emergency benefits, and that I would have to keep a log of at least three different employer contacts each week. My question is, would that be strictly in-person contacts or would online applications also be viable? I asked at my local unemployment branch and they said no, but there is a form on the website strictly stating that online applications are an option. Who's correct?

Can anyone help me out in this matter? I'd greatly appreciate it.
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Old 06-13-2013, 05:06 PM
 
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I would assume on-line applications would be fine. In fact, many companies ONLY accept on-line applications. The company I am currently working for (laid off/last day June 28th) is that way. We have not offered paper application for many years now.
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Old 06-13-2013, 07:58 PM
 
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Yes, Ranger05 is correct.

OP, about the ONLY way to apply for a job these days is online. Whoever at NJ told you otherwise doesn't know what they're talking about. Of course, you can reply to newspaper ads and visit employers personally. Most people don't personally visit employers anymore because they can't even get past the security guard to get on an elevator, but this can vary depending on what line of work you are in and the size of the employer.

Online applications are fine. Often you won't have a contact name. Just complete the information on these contacts as best you can with the data available to you. Keep good, detailed logs. You'll be fine.
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