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Work Search Activity Requirement Resumes Today For Those On Unemployment In MO


Starting Monday, July 6, unemployed workers who want to continue receiving unemployment benefits will have to perform work search activities.  That requirement had been waived for anyone that had filed a coronavirus-related unemployment claim.

A work search activity is an attempt to obtain employment or to resume work, according to the Missouri Department of Labor.  Three work search activities are required to be completed each week for which a person requests payment unless they’re in approved training, have a confirmed recall date from an employer or are part of a Shared Work Program.

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Michele Skalicky has worked at KSMU since the station occupied the old white house at National and Grand. She enjoys working on both the announcing side and in news and has been the recipient of statewide and national awards for news reporting. She likes to tell stories that make a difference. Michele enjoys outdoor activities, including hiking, camping and leisurely kayaking.