UPDATE (March 17): The state of Nevada urged those seeking unemployment benefits to file online. Nevada JobConnect Career Centers closed its doors to the public Tuesday amid growing COVID-19 concerns, but their online services are still available here: https://nevadajobconnect.com/Page/Career_Centers
The company provided instructional videos via YouTube for online filing: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2Bt9uR7_S376xtWwteKsdA
Officials list via the YouTube videos a a step-by-step process to file online.
Step 1: Go to Nevada’s Unemployment Insurance self service website.
Step 2: Click on the tab for "UI claimants".
Step 3: Register as new claimant.
Step 4: File a UI claim.
People filing are encouraged to have their Social Security Number, start date and leave date on hand.
Officials said unemployment benefits are typically available in seven to ten days, but thousands more applicants have inundated the pool of applicants. Delays may be possible, officials said.
"However, those without online access may file via telephone by calling a UI Claims Call Center between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., Monday through Friday - Northern UI Call Center: (775) 684-0350; Southern UI Call Center: (702) 486-0350; Rural areas & Out-of-State: (888) 890-8211."
UPDATE (March 16): The Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation (DETR) has published an instructional Unemployment Insurance (UI) video to YouTube. The video, entitled, “How to create a Nevada Unemployment Insurance UINV account online” guides filers through setting up their online account as they navigate the UInv claimant site, ui.nv.gov/css.html to complete their claims.
The Spanish version of the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation (DETR) instructional Unemployment Insurance (UI) video entitled "Cómo crear unacuenta UINV del Seguro de Desempleo de Nevada en línea" (“How to create a Nevada Unemployment Insurance UINV account online.”) is now live on YouTube.
As its English counterpart, the Spanish video will guide filers through setting up their online account as they navigate the UInv claimant site, ui.nv.gov/css.html to complete their claims. Online filing is strongly encouraged as that is the fastest and most convenient way to file.
ORIGINAL REPORT (March 14): LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- The Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation announced it will have extra staffing and hours to accommodate an anticipated rise in unemployment cases.
According to a media release, call centers starting Monday, March 16 will change hours to 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday with English and Spanish available. Round-the-clock filing is available online.
“We are actively preparing our system and staffing levels so we can meet the recent increased UI demand. We will continue to monitor, evaluate and revise our systems and staffing as the need arises," said DETR Director, Dr. Tiffany Tyler-Garner said in an emailed statement.
FILE FOR UNEMPLOYMENT ONLINE
- To file for unemployment, visit the Nevada Unemployment Insurance page.
- For technical issues only, visit INTERNETHELP@detr.nv.gov or call (775) 684-0427.
- The DETR also offers an FAQ about unemployment insurance, that can be read by visiting http://ui.nv.gov/PDFS/FAQENG.pdf.
FILE FOR UNEMPLOYMENT BY PHONE
- For Northern Nevada, call (775) 684-0350
- For Southern Nevada, call (702) 486-0350
- Nevadans who are out of state and in rural areas, call (888) 890-8211