Where the Jobs Are: Tips for the Unemployed

If you're unemployed and have been for a long time then you may be ready to pursue another career path in the hopes of getting a job sooner and possibly pursuing a profession you've always been interested in. If you're thinking about a new job, make sure you're selecting a field that will have a [...]

By | 2017-12-13T01:47:35+00:00 September 27th, 2012|Unemployment - Job Loss|Comments Off on Where the Jobs Are: Tips for the Unemployed

Can I Claim Unemployment if I Do Not Have Childcare?

Leaving your job involuntarily usually leaves workers ineligible to collect unemployment benefits.  Losing your job at no fault of your own makes one eligible but depending on state regulations and personal circumstances, you could be eligible for payment if your job loss is related to limited or no child care availability. When you apply for [...]

By | 2017-12-13T01:47:48+00:00 July 24th, 2012|Unemployment - Job Loss|Comments Off on Can I Claim Unemployment if I Do Not Have Childcare?

If My Employer Relocates am I Eligible for Unemployment?

Unemployment benefits are available for qualifying workers who were at no fault in losing their job.  If you quit voluntarily you may not qualify under certain circumstances.  If your employer decides to relocate and the circumstances force you to leave, it is possible you may be eligible to apply for benefits.  When your employer relocates, [...]

By | 2017-12-13T01:48:09+00:00 July 11th, 2012|Unemployment - Job Loss|Comments Off on If My Employer Relocates am I Eligible for Unemployment?

What Happens if You Falsify Information When Applying for Unemployment?

Falsifying Information When Applying for Unemployment Falsifying information on your unemployment application may have serious consequences.  The Texas Workforce Commission states that anyone who provides false information or is found being untruthful when supplying information in order to receive benefits may get jail time, fines and even reducing chances of gaining future employment.  The same [...]

By | 2017-12-13T01:48:23+00:00 June 27th, 2012|Unemployment - Job Loss|Comments Off on What Happens if You Falsify Information When Applying for Unemployment?

Can I Collect Unemployment if I Quit Due to Stress or Health Reasons?

Unemployment benefits often require a worker to lose their job not at the fault of their own. Quitting your job may be another situation entirely. Often, quitting employment may not make you eligible but under certain circumstances you may be eligible depending on state regulations. You have to be able to work in order to [...]

By | 2017-12-13T01:48:35+00:00 June 7th, 2012|Unemployment - Job Loss|Comments Off on Can I Collect Unemployment if I Quit Due to Stress or Health Reasons?

Can I Reopen an Unemployment Claim if I Quit My Job?

Reopening an unemployment claim after quitting a job depends on several factors.  It is possible to reopen a claim but usually when employment is gained, you lose eligibility for benefits.  Depending on your reason for leaving employment, you may be able to reopen your claim if there is a claim balance remaining.  The reason for [...]

By | 2017-12-13T01:48:46+00:00 May 23rd, 2012|Unemployment - Job Loss|Comments Off on Can I Reopen an Unemployment Claim if I Quit My Job?

Can I Collect Unemployment if I Become Self-Employed?

If you have been unemployed for a while, you may be thinking about making a career change or seeking self-unemployment. Keep in mind, some state programs are not eligible for those who are self-employed but some states may allow you to collect unemployment benefits while working toward self-employment.  You'll have to review rules and requirements [...]

By | 2017-12-13T01:48:59+00:00 May 22nd, 2012|Unemployment - Job Loss|Comments Off on Can I Collect Unemployment if I Become Self-Employed?

Am I Eligible for Unemployment if I Quit Due to an Injury?

Unemployment benefits are made available to those who lose their job at no fault of their own.  Since each state has regulations regarding eligibility, it's important to review requirements upon applying.  Some states may only pay if you lose your job involuntarily. Employers make contributions to unemployment insurance programs that help make benefit payments to [...]

By | 2017-12-13T01:49:12+00:00 May 17th, 2012|Unemployment - Job Loss|Comments Off on Am I Eligible for Unemployment if I Quit Due to an Injury?

Preparing for Unemployment

How to Prepare for Unemployment The economy isn't faring too well, and even though some economists say the tide is turning, many people out in the trenches will disagree wholeheartedly. There are a number of unemployment tips and debt prevention tips out there but not many people talk about preparing yourself for unemployment before it [...]

By | 2017-12-13T01:49:25+00:00 April 27th, 2012|Unemployment - Job Loss|Comments Off on Preparing for Unemployment

How to Survive Unemployment

The cost cutting of multiple companies due to the economic complexities lead to thousands of Americans being laid off from their jobs. Here are some tips for the unemployed to help get through this rough period: Company Instead of being all negative on your forthcoming layoff, be professional and ask your company if there are [...]

By | 2017-12-13T01:49:39+00:00 April 18th, 2012|Unemployment - Job Loss|Comments Off on How to Survive Unemployment