Key Strategies that Help You Bounce Back After a Layoff

January 13, 2012  |  
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Contact your state unemployment office. As soon as you’re laid off contact your state unemployment office and apply to receive unemployment insurance (UI) benefits. The date you file for UI benefits can impact the amount of weekly or bi-weekly UI payments you receive as many states calculate the number of weeks you worked and the gross wages you earned during the previous four quarters to arrive at the total amount of UI payments you will receive.

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