I work in Pennsylvania for a company that hires all of their employees through a staffing agency. I have been on what they like to call an “indefinite” temp assignment for almost three years. The current agency that I am employed through has lost their contact and a new staffing agency has been brought on board. Everyone has been told to fill out an application with the new agency and they will get to keep their job at their current salaries etc… Prior to this assignment I have been with my current staffing agency for almost 6 years, working one long term temp job after another. I am not sure if I want to sign up for the new agency because I am not sure this is somewhere I want to continue working. If I decide to stay with my current agency and refuse to apply for the newly hired one, I will be out of a job.
I am concerned with whether or not I will be eligible for UC for the time that I am waiting to be contacted about my next assignment. Technically my current assignment is being ended, which to me would lead me to believe that I am eligible. However, because I am technically being offered work (with an application process) I am afraid I will be denied.
Thank you in advance,
I’m checking on this .. because it is a bit of a gray area for me. It’s not an offer of work .. which I’m certain would be disqualifying if you refused .. but an offer to apply .. I assume would be required to get you on their payroll and it sounds like there would be continuity to the actual job.
When I was laid me off they also invited me to apply for other positions .. I did, because I was concerned .. same as you, but they instituted a hiring freeze .. so it became moot .. until they offered me a job six months later .. only through a temp agency .. I worked that way for nearly another three years.
I’ll get back to you ASAP after I find an answer.
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