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Satelite Office Closing/Job Relocation
Hi. The satelite office where I work in NJ is permanently closing and I have been offered to relocate to PA office. I am an hourly employee, moving and commuting are both economically not feasible. The daily drive would be 80+ miles one way through heavy rush hour congestion plus tolls, wear & tear etc. Will I be eligible for unemployment?
Yes most likely you will. Since the employer is closing your office .. the state will have to consider whether the new offer of work is "suitable". I don't think they will consider the offer suitable due to the distance.
Traveling 80 miles to work in an office .. is too far .. in my opinion .. and although I don't know if their is a cutoff which defines too far .. this is one of those instances when you just have to use your common sense.
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