I am actively looking for a job but I cannot find anything to apply to
I have been desperately looking for a job but cannot even find jobs to apply to. I have a masters degree and my field is in the social service field. These jobs have been cut dramatically. I am on the internet every night four or five hours a night not finding anything or seeing very low paying entry level jobs that are half my salary. I cannot afford to take a 1300.00 a month cut- I wouldn't be able to keep my health benefits etc...
I am concerned if EDD contacts me and I have nothing to show in terms of filling out applications or submiting resumes- there is nothing to submit to. I literally have not sent anything out in a month. Will I get in trouble? Any suggestions? I keep going on Caljobs (EDD requirement) and see the SAME three or four jobs listed in my field for the last three months that I am afraid to apply to because they look like scams- I am assuming other people are out with the same problem- any feedback how to handle this with EDD.
I'm simply going to direct you to the California Benefit Determination Guide
I think you should read AA 5 and AA 195.
You have a master's .. I think you made the argument already .. that state personnel would use to deny you benefits for limiting or restricting yourself to a labor market which you claim has been dramatically cut.
Since you are in California, I wouldn't be as concerned about being offered a job at half your prior earnings .. just read about "suitable work" and what constitutes it. At least you might have a leg to stand on.
By the way, how many jobs a week does CA require you to apply for ?