Colorado Unemployment Job Search Requirements

In order to keep receiving Colorado unemployment benefits you have to meet ongoing job search requirements. Unemployment benefits are meant to be a temporary benefit until you find a new job, so these job search requirements are in place to make sure you are actively looking for a new job.

Colorado Job Search Requirements are:
1. You must be actively be looking for a job.
2. YOu must make at least 2 job contacts per week. Job contacts include filling out job applications and sending resumes.
3. You must keep a record of all of your job search activities, including a record of all job contacts.
4. You must not be disabled. If you are disabled there are different programs available to help you and your unemployment counselor or local unemployment office can direct you to those resources. (These resources include Social Security Disability).

You must fulfill these job search requirements every week, and provide a weekly certification to let the unemployment office that you are meeting all of the requirements. Be sure to have your job search record up to date, as you may be called into the unemployment office for a periodic eligibility review.

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# Josh 2011-12-06 22:36
Quick question, an important one. I just got a job and it starts Jan 9th, 2012. I also just received my last extension in the mail so I'm assuming tier 5. With it came a sheet of paper for me to put all the jobs on there that I have applied to in the last 2 weeks to receive benefits. If I have a job guaranteed Jan 9th, 2012 that I have been hired into.

-Do I have to file "Job Search" Documents until that date I start work?
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# Sue 2012-07-19 19:46
I too received the same letter, and I too started a job on the 9th. My guess is it was a mass mailing because the 4th was in the middle of the week, and they probably figured most people did not look for work.

I can only assume the govt expects you to look for work if you want to get paid - even if you accepted a job.

Interesting that there are 7 lines on the form, but you are required to make 5 job contact each week.

I filled out my form with my contacts and mailed it.

P.S. You can try calling the unemployment phone #, and if you are lucky enough to get through you can ask them.

Good Luck!
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# maartita 2013-08-24 16:59
do you have to be actively looking for a job if you are a full time student getting unemployment benefits?
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# tony swetz 2016-07-22 15:07
I am currently on job attached unemployment because my current place of employment has closed. I just received a notice of my job attached status running out soon. However, a social worker came to our place of employment to address the entire staff and all questions. We were told that since the renovations will take longer than the time job attached status lasts that there would be an extension of sorts or we would be listed as having to turn in zero job applications per week because of our circumstances. Is this sort of thing true or common? My local office is closed for the next 4 days and I'm just quite worried and in need of answers as fast as possible.
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# KAREN GREEN 2017-05-11 14:01
How long do you have to keep your search records paperwork? It is 5 years..10 or if you get a job 10 years ago can trash them?

Thank you.
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