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NMDWS News Release-October 12, 2020: Virtual Town Hall-Work Search Requirements to Receive UI Benefi

For Immediate Release

October 12, 2020

Contact: Stacy Johnston

Acting Public Information Officer


Virtual Town Hall - Work Search Requirements to Receive UI Benefits & Resources Available

(Albuquerque, NM) – The New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions (NMDWS) is hosting a virtual town hall discussion, Wednesday, October 14, 2020 in regards to work search requirements for Unemployment Insurance (UI) in New Mexico. This requirement, which had been suspended due to the COVID-19 crisis, will be reinstated for New Mexicans receiving regular state unemployment insurance, Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC), and Extended Benefits on October 18th. Work search is a federal requirement to receive unemployment insurance benefits. Individuals will continue to receive benefits, but must document their efforts to find new employment. The first report due to the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions will be the week starting October 25 barring any changes to the State of New Mexico Health Orders and guidance issued by the New Mexico Department of Health and Governor Lujan Grisham.

Virtual Town Hall

WHO: New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions, Cabinet Secretary Bill McCamley

WHAT: Virtual Town Hall for individuals receiving Unemployment Insurance to discuss work search requirements and available resources

WHERE: Register to attend the event through this link.

WHEN: 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, October 14, 2020

This Virtual Town will be recorded and available on the NMDWS official YouTube page at after the event.




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