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State Representative Al Landis (R-Dover) is pleased to announce the passage of House Bill 2, which requires all applicants for unemployment insurance to register with OhioMeansJobs.com prior to applying for benefits.


The legislation also requires applicants to make direct contact with their local One-Stop (future Ohio Means Jobs office) by the eighth week of unemployment benefits. These requirements aim to ensure that unemployment insurance applicants and recipients are maximizing their job search opportunities and will help connect the patchwork of different services that exist for individuals on unemployment insurance.


“This legislation is an important step in the right direction toward getting Ohioans back to work,” said Rep. Landis. “House Bill 2 promotes using the technology and resources available to help Ohioans reenter the workforce in a timely manner. This is common-sense legislation that will meaningfully contribute to Ohio’s economic recovery.”


In 2011, OhioMeansJobs.com saw more than 31.5 million total job searches from more than 2.2 million unique visitors. In 2012, this number increased to 54.6 million searches from more than 2.7 million unique visitors.


House Bill 2 will now be sent to the Ohio Senate.

 
 
 
  
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