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Work Search Requirements

New Jersey Work Registration Program

New Jersey's work registration program is known as “Career Connections.” This program lets you log in to search for work via its vast online catalog of employment listings and to report your search for a full-time job.

It is necessary to log on here regularly to ensure that you keep your benefits. Failure to do so can result, at a minimum, of a loss of one week's benefits, but may lead to full benefit disqualification.

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What You Need for Work Registration

When you are registering for work, you need to provide personal information, including your name, Social Security Number, past work history, and education information. Filling out your job contacts must also be done online, including adding the following information:

  • Name of the employer
  • The job title
  • Contact information (URL of website, e-mail address, telephone number, etc.)
  • Date you submitted the application
  • Person whom you contacted
  • The result of the application (if applicable)

Update this information regularly on your Career Connections profile to track your work registration successfully. Make sure to apply to at least two jobs every week to keep your benefits.