State adds new requirement for unemployment insurance

Jul 12, 2016

The government temporarily sends cash assistance to people who've been laid off and are looking for a job. 

But starting next week ... they won't receive unemployment insurance unless they've provided the state with a resume. Director of the Illinois Department of Employment Security -- Jeff Mays -- says it will help to link employers with skilled workers.

"Come July 17, it is a condition -- not for filing you can file a claim -- but it will be a condition for getting a check or money on your debit card. And if you don't do it, you won't."

Some individuals --  like those who are retired or who are temporarily out of work and have a set return date -- are exempt. 

The necessary employment history forms are at www.IllinoisJobLink.com.