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July 11, 2020

Signing Up with Hype! + Temporary Work During COVID-19

Are you currently furloughed or laid off? Are you looking to be considered for future, or current, temporary work with The Hype! Agency? Sign up, create a profile, and be onboarded into our system! Creating a profile and onboarding, will not affect any current unemployment benefits you may be entitled to or may be receiving. Creating a profile will only show that you are interested in working with our company. Onboarding into our system only ensures you are ready to work, if and when you are chosen to work.

Temporary, part-time work is a great way to earn extra money when you’re furloughed or laid off, even if you are currently collecting unemployment benefits. Taking the initiative to seek temporary work can also be an excellent way for unemployed individuals to make a positive impression on a potential new employer and consequently be hired for a more permanent job in the future. However, most unemployed workers are financially strapped and fear the loss of their unemployment benefits if they take on a temporary position.

So, what happens if you accept a temporary job while receiving unemployment benefits? States can have very different policies on how temporary employment is handled. Please be sure to contact your state unemployment office for a definitive answer on the impact on your own, individual benefits.

In general, your unemployment benefits will typically be reduced or eliminated during the period of your temporary work depending on the level of pay for your temp job. Usually, you will still be entitled to the difference between your temp pay and the value of your unemployment benefits, if you earn less than the total amount of your unemployment benefits.

For example, if you earned $400 for your temp position and have been receiving $600 in unemployment benefits, you should still receive $200 of unemployment compensation for that period. However, if you earn $600 or more in that temp position, then your benefits would be suspended until you had no additional income to report.

When the temporary job ends, you should be able to continue with your pre-existing unemployment claim. However, if your benefit period has expired, you may need to reapply for unemployment. Remember, state and federal laws change frequently, and this information may not reflect your own state’s laws or the most recent changes to the law, please be sure to check in with your state for confirmations.


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