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So, earlier this week I got a call letting me know that my last paycheck would be arriving by mail, and that they wouldn't be needing my services any longer.
I've managed to save some cash before now and have avoided credit card debt, so I've got enough to live on for a few months. The only debt I have is my portion of the mortgage and my student loans.
I've updated my base resume so I can more easily tailor it to specific job opportunities, I'm working on getting in contact with some of the people I worked with to ask if I can use them as references during the job search.
And, if it comes to it, my parents have said I could boomerang. Obviously this is a last ditch alternative, but if I've got to swallow my pride so as not to starve...
What I'd like advice or information on is how to file for unemployment. I'd prefer to drain my savings as little as possible, which means filing for unemployment benefits so that making ends meet isn't entirely on me.
Unfortunately, I've no idea how to go about doing so, what paper work I need to file, who I need to file it with etc...
So, if you could point me towards reliable online resources for assistance in this it would be deeply appreciated. I'd rather not give my information to a website only to have it turn out to be a phishing scam or malware BS, and I'd imagine there's a lot of both masquerading as help for the recently unemployed given the current circumstances.
Any other help/advice from people in the same boat, or who have left this boat recently would also be deeply appreciated.