Economy & Business
3:17 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

New Procedure for Unemployment Benefits Goes into Effect Next Month

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Reggie Newson, the Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development.

The latest data from the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development shows that about 79,000 people here receive unemployment benefits. 

New claimants for unmployment in Wisconsin will soon have to upload resumes to a new site to receive benefits.
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Starting next month, people who apply to receive those benefits will have to take another step to indicate they’re actively looking for work.

They’ll be required to register at a state jobs website and be asked to upload a work history that could connect them with companies looking for workers.

Reggie Newson is the Secretary of the Department of Workforce Development.

"Every claimant as we continue to move forward will be required to register and create the profile and resume on jobcenterwisconsin.com to continue to receive benefits," he says.

The shift in policy goes into practice Oct. 13th.