Work Search FAQ

Is a claimant required to search for work during the COVID-19 pandemic?
As a result of Governor Evers Emergency order claimants do not need to do a work search during the Governor's declared emergency. The Department is in the process of making the necessary updates. No action is needed on the part of the claimant regarding the work search.
I was notified that I needed to register for work. Since I do not have to look for work, do I need to register?
Yes, if you were notified you need to register, you are required to register within 14 days of applying for unemployment (filing your initial claim).

Some individuals who apply for Unemployment Insurance (UI) may be required to register for work, which means registering with the Job Center of Wisconsin (JCW). You will be notified upon completion of your claim if you are required to complete the registration, and will be given instructions how to do so.