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DETR work search requirement worrying convention workers

Credit: KTNV Channel 13 Las Vegas
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DETR work search requirement worrying convention workers
DETR work search requirement worrying convention workers

Filing for unemployment is about to take a little extra work, namely proving you’re looking for work.

That’s concerning for people who say their line of work hasn’t bounced back yet.

Jeremy Chen reports.

TODD QUINONES IS LIVE.....IN THE FIELD.FILING FOR UNEMPLOYMENT ISABOUT TO TAKE...... A *LITTLEEXTRA WORK*NAMELY..

PROVING......YOU’RE LOOKING FOR WORK.THAT’S CONCERNING..... FORPEOPLE WHO SAY....THEIR LINE OF WORK.....HASN’T BOUNCED BACK.... YET.13 ACTION NEWSREPORTER...... JEREMY CHEN ISLIVE...... AT DETRHEADQUARTERS..... WITH WHAT THEAGENCY IS SAYING.JEREMY...LAS VEGAS IS CERTAINTLY SEEINGTOURISM COME BACK-BUT CONVENTIONS AND CONFERENCESARE SLOWER TO RECOVER.IT’S THIS REASON.ONE CONVENTION WORKERS TELLS METHEY’LL HAVE TROUBLE WITH THEUPCOMING WORK SEARCHREQUIREMENT.CONVENTION WORK IS A PASSION FORMARIE DRESHAR-ESPECIALLY BEING IN LAS VEGAS."WE GET TO MEET PEOPLE FROM ALLOVER THE WORLD AND ALL WALKS OFLIFE.

WE GET TO LEARN ABOUTEVERY INDUSTRY POSSIBLE."SHE’S WORKED IN CONVENTIONS FORDECADES-BUT JOBS DRIED UP DURING THEPANDEMIC.AS LAS VEGAS BEGINS TOREOPEN.THE OPPORTUNITIES HAVEBEEN SLOW TO COME BY."THERE’S NOT MANY CONVENTIONS ORCONFERENCES AT THIS TIME AND THEONES THAT ARE HERE, THEY’RE NOTENOUGH FOR OUR WHOLE INDUSTRY."MANY OTHER CONFERENCE ANDCONVENTION WORKERS STILL RELY ONUNEMPLOYMENT PAYMENTS TO STAYAFLOAT.STARTING MAY FIRST-DETR ISREQUIRING ALL UNEMPLOYMENTCLAIMANTS TOTO PROVE THEY’RE JOBSEARCHINGTO MAINTAIN THEIRPAYMENTS.DRESHAR SAYS THEY’RE CAUGHT IN APICKLE."IT’S VERY DIFFICULT FOR PEOPLETO DO THE JOB SEARCH WHEN WEDON’T HAVE CONFERENCES SO WHO DOWE GO OUT LOOKING FOR?"DRESHAR WANTS DETR TO TEMPORAILYREMOVE THE REQUIREMENT FORCONVENTION AND CONFERENCEWORKERS UNTIL-THE ECONOMY RECOVERS FURTHERSAYING THEIR SKILLSET-IS DEPENDENT ON EVENTS COMINGBACK.SHE EVEN CREATED A PETITION."WE ALREADY HAVE OUR CAREERS.WE’RE JUST WAITING FOR THEM TOCOME BACK."DETR DIRECTOR ELISA CAFFERATACONFIRMS THE REQUIREMENT IS TOSEARCH JOBS IN YOUR OWN FIELD."THE WORK SEARCH REQUIREMENTALWAYS HAS BEEN NOT JUST GO TAKEANY JOB, BUT IT’S ALWAYS BEENRELATED TO YOUR OWN OCCUPATION,WHAT’S APPROPRIATE FOR YOURMARKET AND FOR YOURBUSINESS--THE BUSINESS ORINDUSTRY THAT YOU’RE IN."OK JEREMY..WHAT DETR’S DIRECTORSAID... RIGHT THERE..... SEEMSTO *AGREE WITH MARIE!WHAT’S SHE... SUPPOSED TODO?THAT’S WHERE IT GETS A LITTLECLOUDY.MARIE TELLS ME SHE ASKED DETRTHAT VERY QUESTION AND THEY TOLDHER THEY DIDN’T HAVE AN ANSWER.I JUST REACHED *BACK OUT TO DETRAND HAVE NOT HEARD BAC

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