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Are you Prepared to Meet UI Work Search Requirements?

Jessica Olmos
Oct 20, 2020
Posted by: Jessica Olmos

Are you Prepared to Meet UI Work Search Requirements?

In case you have not heard, the Texas Workforce Commission is reinstating work search requirements for unemployment insurance claimants. What this means is that effective November 1, 2020, when you request a benefits payment, you will need to certify that you are meeting your required number of work searches each week. Our team at Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area is ready to help you every step of the way!

What are acceptable work search activities?

TWC has determined that acceptable work search activities include, but are not limited to:

  • registering on WorkInTexas.com. For help with the registration process, go to WorkInTexas.com, scroll down to the “News and Announcements” section, and select “Registration Resources and Website Usage Tips.” For support, contact your local Workforce Solutions Office
  • searching for jobs on WorkInTexas.com and using the Virtual Recruiter tool to receive alerts about new jobs that match your skills
  • obtaining and following up on job contacts from WorkInTexas.com or Workforce Solutions office staff
  • registering at a public workforce office in the state you live in if you do not live or work in Texas
  • registering for work with a private employment agency, placement service of a school/college/university, or registering with other electronic job-matching systems (does not replace WorkInTexas.com registration)
  • making in-person visits, completing a job application, or interviewing with employers who may reasonably be expected to have openings for suitable work. The job application can be submitted in person, online, by fax, or in any other manner directed by the employer and appropriate for the type of work being sought
  • mailing a job application and/or a résumé as instructed by a public job notice
  • creating a reemployment plan
  • creating or uploading a résumé to online job boards
  • participating in work-related networking events such as job clubs or job fairs, or employment-related workshops that offer instruction in improving the job seeker’s skills for obtaining employment
  • taking advantage of reemployment services and resources available at your nearest Workforce Solutions office virtually. For more details, contact your local Workforce Solutions office. Reemployment resources include:
    • obtaining and using labor market information
    • participating in reemployment services designed for job seekers
    • participating in skills assessments for occupational matching
    • participating in instructional workshops, such as résumé preparation and enhancement, job-search techniques, and interviewing skills
    • participating in targeted training opportunities designed to improve skills

Here are a few services we offer to help you meet your weekly works search requirement.

Workforce Solutions has nine offices in the Rural Capital Area to serve your needs. To find the location nearest you click here.

For more information about work search requirements click here.


Llano County, City of Llano Burnet County, City of Burnet Williamson County, City of Georgetown Lee County, city of Giddings Fayette County, city of LaGrange Bastrop County, city of Bastrop Caldwell County, city of Lockhart Hays County, City of San Marcos Blanco County, City of Johnson City

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Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area serves 9 counties around the Austin, TX capital area:

Bastrop County, Hays County, Blanco County, Burnet County, Caldwell County, Fayette County, Lee County, Llano County, Williamson County, and Burnet County - Marble Falls

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