IWD to Reimplement Work Search Requirements Next Month

August 27, 2020

Iowa Workforce Development (IWD) announced last week the work search requirement for those seeking unemployment benefits will be reinstated for claimants–with a few exceptions related to COVID-19–on Sept. 8. IWD initially waived the requirement earlier this year as unemployment numbers soared when businesses were forced to close. According to IWD’s website, “The work search must be a reasonable and honest effort to find suitable work and claimants must complete a minimum of two job contacts a week.” There are currently 58,000 jobs available according to IWD. For more details on the work search requirements, click here.