The primary objective of all job search activities is for applicants and recipients of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) to obtain employment through personal contacts with employers. The worker and the participant jointly determine the number of employer contacts based on availability of child care, financial resources, jobs in the community, skills and abilities, and any other factors which affect or influence the participant's ability to obtain employment.
(1) An employer contact is defined as a face-to-face interview with an employer, the completion and return of any application to an employer, including an on-line application, or the completion of tests required for employment with the state, local, or federal government. Referrals to employers are made on Form 08TW011E, Employment Referral. The participant records employer contacts on Form 08TW010E, Employer Contact List.
(2) Job search is defined as the participant's job seeking efforts. • 1
Persons in job search activities are eligible for participant allowances and may be eligible for child care for the time they are actively looking for a job or in a group activity. • 2