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Find a job in another state - so you quit to move - What happens if the new job doesn't work out.

by Dodi
(FL)

I just gave 2 wks notice at a job I've had in FL for 10 yrs. The reason I gave was because I got another job in CO. But on the "standard form", my employer put the reason as "personal reasons". Is this going to prevent me from collecting UI in Colo if the new job goes bad? Do I need to make sure the form agrees with what I said?



Hi Dodi,

The quit was for personal reasons. A state must have a provision (and some do, even Florida.) that allows for a quit to accept other work.

The states that do have a provisions are very specific .. so be sure to check on limitations and the valid reasons required to make use of the provision.

Here's a link to the USDOL, go to Nonmonetary Table 5-2 and be sure to read the corresponding footnotes .. You'll find the limitations Florida imposes on this reason for quitting.

Whether you get unemployment in Colorado would depend on why the new job went bad first and then .. they would most likely take a look at the reason for the VQ in Florida and whether there is a need to purge the disqualification through earnings from the new job.



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Jan 08, 2011
How to Get a Job in Another State
by: Aisha

Whatever the reasons for getting a job in another state, begin the search as soon as possible. Don?t wait until the relocation is over with. It?s better to have the job in place before the big move. There are several different ways to locate work in another state. I have read more about How to Get a Job in Another State at http://www.howtogetajob.org/How-to-Get-a-Job-in-Another-State.html What do you think about This article?




Hi Aisha,

I think the article has lots of good advice .. although I would add the addition of an internet trip to the Bureau of Labor Statistics to research the unemployment rates by area of the state one is planning to move to.

Some states have "locality provisions" which could be used to stop benefits if you happen to move to an area that has no job market suitable to your prior training and experience.

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