Regarding the Aug. 21 item “House clears NC unemployment bill raising contact mandate”: Please keep in mind that in today’s electronic age, people looking for employment are no longer knocking on doors and are not receiving acknowledgments or rejection letters.
Every job application is done online, and most of the time through a service that hides the name of the company doing the hiring. No one can expect people on the unemployment line looking for work to provide the state with proof that they “visited” a company and were rejected.
Also many times, companies are inundated with thousands of applications. It takes weeks for them to sift through them all, and many hiring managers do not even acknowledge receipt, never mind a rejection note.
The state needs to rethink its unemployed requirements in this new age of technology.