Virtual Town Hall Discussion On Work Search Requirements To Receive UI Benefits & Resources Wednesday Oct. 14


ALBUQUERQUE — The New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions (NMDWS) is hosting a virtual town hall discussion, Wednesday, Oct. 14, in regard to work search requirements for Unemployment Insurance (UI) in New Mexico.

This requirement, which had been suspended due to the COVID-19 crisis, will be reinstated for New Mexicans receiving regular state unemployment insurance, Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC), and Extended Benefits Oct. 18.

Work search is a federal requirement to receive unemployment insurance benefits. Individuals will continue to receive benefits, but must document their efforts to find new employment.

The first report due to the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions will be the week starting Oct. 25 barring any changes to the State of New Mexico Health Orders and guidance issued by the New Mexico Department of Health and Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham.

Virtual Town Hall

  • WHO: New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions, Cabinet Secretary Bill McCamley
  • WHAT: Virtual Town Hall for individuals receiving Unemployment Insurance to discuss work search requirements and available resources   
  • WHERE: Register to attend the event through this link.
  • WHEN: 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020

This Virtual Town will be recorded and available on the NMDWS official YouTube page at after the event.