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IDES Director Jeff Mays Discusses Expanded Enforcement of Employment Service Registration Requirement - effective on claims filed on or after July 17

6/30/16 - For new unemployment claims filed on or after July 17, 2016, a claimant must register with the Employment Service, by logging on to If subject to the registration requirement, UI benefits will not be paid until this registration is complete.

This existing registration requirement helps our agency better connect unemployed job-seekers with thousands of available jobs posted by employers on IDES is notifying the public through the IDES Website, social media (Facebook and LinkedIn) media and general outreach, and with the assistance of partner organizations. Please refer to our FAQs for more information.

Listen to the audio interview with Director Mays:  News Clip One | News Clip Two