Work Search Waivers

This form allows employers to request approval of a work search waiver for employees who are laid off greater than eight weeks but not to exceed 16 weeks from the last day the employee worked.

This request for an extended work search waiver must be approved by the DES Director.

Employees who are on a layoff of eight weeks or less should request the recall date at the time they file their unemployment claim.

Employees who have an approved work search waiver (recall date) are exempt from having to make a work search and are not required to report to a local Missouri Career Center.

Please submit this form at least two weeks in advance of the layoff, if possible, to ensure the DES has sufficient time to process prior to the layoff date.

Contact the Benefits Section at (573) 751-2290 with questions regarding the work search waiver.

Missouri Unemployment Account Number (SUTA)

Employer Information


The following employee(s) will be laid off and have a future recall date. Please group together the employees with the same recall date. Date format: (mm/dd/yyyy)
The extended layoff period must be at least nine weeks and no more than sixteen weeks in duration.
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By entering my name and submitting this electronically, I do hereby affirm under penalties of perjury that the above-stated information is true and correct to the best of my knowledge, information, and belief.