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Important Work Search Reporting Requirements

Effective Friday May 8th, if you are requesting to certify for your weekly benefits, you will be required to report your work search contacts at the time that you certify. Unless exempted by the department, you are required to make a minimum of two different work search contacts every week to qualify for benefits. You will need to report the date of your contact, the type of work it was, the employer’s name, the person or website address, the type of contact, contact information (such as a phone number or web address), and what was the result of your contact. Please have this information readily available at the time you certify or your benefits may be delayed.

You can log into your online account through the Unemployment Insurance Tax & Claims system at www.jobs.state.nm.us, Sunday through Friday from 4:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. If you have any questions, Customer Service Agents in the Unemployment Insurance Operations Center (1-877-664-6984) are available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

If you need assistance looking for work and making your work search contacts, take advantage of all of the services and resources available in the New Mexico Workforce Connection Online System (www.jobs.state.nm.us). Use the “Resume Builder” and the “Virtual Recruiter” to start looking for jobs and matching with employers who have jobs posted in the system.

If you would like to work with the New Mexico Workforce Connection staff on your employment and career goals, you can go into the New Mexico Workforce Connection center in your local area. To search for the center nearest to you, go to www.jobs.state.nm.us, and click on “Office Locations” in the upper right hand corner of the page.

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