Can I collect unemployment if I quit my job because I knew of another job opening up ?
by Dean Jackson
After two years of successful work with my previous employer I gave fair and ample notice that I am seeking a job with a local university. I had "heard" about the job opportunity at the university "coming-up" later in the summer of 2008.
I then proceeded with appropriate notice of resignation to my employer three months prior to my last day of work.
As it turned out, the job at the local university was de-posted from the university's website and I was told the university decided not to fill the job at this time.
I have very recently applied for unemployment benefits as a result of the above.
I quit my job and gave good faith disclosure to my former employer that I was seeking a wonderful opportunity at the university. All were happy for me and my decision.
Any help on my question would be appreciated.