Those Ohioans currently collecting unemployment will have to go back to searching for a job if they want to continue collecting those benefits. The state said Monday that change applies to applications for benefits beginning the week of May 23rd. From the time the pandemic began in March of last year, through this past December, the federal government allowed states to waive the work-search requirements. On Dec. 6, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services resumed the work-search requirement for new unemployment claims, while exempting existing claims. Allowable activities include applying for a job, attending a resume-writing course or creating and maintaining a re-employment plan on OhioMeansJobs.com.