I am unemployed, receiving benefits and looking for work in NC. The policy states that I "must seek work in person on two different days with at least two different employers." I have been employed as a marketing manager, and am looking for a similar position. With that in mind, most of my job search is done online or over the phone. I am spending 40 hours / week looking for work. However, going to offices "in person" is not part of my strategy since it will probably not yield any results.
My question is, how strict is NC regarding the "in person" portion of the policy? I am keeping records and want a job. However I do not want to waste time to fulfill the "in person" policy if I can better use my time on the phone / online and still remain eligible.
Thanks in advance for your replies.
Eligibility Requirements from http://www.ncesc.com/individual/UI/UiClaims2.asp -
(a) register for work with the Employment Security Commission; (b) file a claim for each calendar week of benefits they request, and (c) actively seek work during any week for which unemployment benefits are claimed. Actively seeking work means doing those things that an unemployed person who wants to work would normally do. Unless otherwise instructed, a claimant must seek work in person on two different days with at least two different employers and must keep a written record of all work search contacts for periodic review by Commission staff.