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Unemployment: job search obligation (PPAE)

Verified 20 décembre 2021 - Legal and Administrative Information Directorate (Prime Minister)

If you are a jobseeker, you must search for a new job. You must participate with your Pôle emploi advisor in the development and updating of your personalised job access project (PPAE). You must accept a job offer reasonable, which corresponds to your professional skills.

General case

The job search obligation applies if you are considered to be an immediately available job seeker.

This is the case if you are in one of the following situations at the time of your Pôle emploi registration:

  • You do not work, do not take any professional training and your personal situation allows you to work without delay
  • You carry on (or have carried on the previous month) an occasional or reduced activity not exceeding 78 hours per month
  • You take a course for a total of 40 hours or that allows you to hold a job simultaneously (evening classes or correspondence courses, for example)
  • You leave your usual place of residence, after having informed Pôle emploi, within 35 days of calendar
  • You are on sick leave, paternity leave or temporary incapacity for work, for a period not exceeding 15 days
  • You are incarcerated for a period not exceeding 15 days

Within 30 days registration on the list of job seekers, you need to develop a PPAE with your Pôle emploi advisor.

The EAPP takes into account your training, qualifications, professional knowledge and skills, personal and family circumstances, and local labour market conditions.

Your PPAE includes all of the following information:

  • Nature and characteristics of the intended use
  • Preferred geographic area
  • Desired salary level

Your PPAE also defines the actions that Pôle emploi is committed to implementing (for example, training and mobility aid).

The PPAE update period is decided with Pôle emploi.

An applicant who is immediately available for employment is required to participate in the definition and updating of the EAPP. Refusal to develop or update the EAPP is a reason for de-listing Pôle emploi.

You must respond to Pôle emploi written invitations (interviews, briefings, etc.).

Every month you update your situation.

You must complete regular job search procedures as part of your Custom Job Access Project (PPAE).

You must be able to provide Pôle emploi with a justification, for example:

  • Job searches by producing copies of your applications
  • Employer responses to your applications
  • Your steps to create or resume a company

You have to accept this offer reasonable employment, that is, your professional skills.

If not, you can radiated list of job seekers.

The EAPP is updated periodically. During this update, your Pôle emploi advisor will define with you the components of the reasonable job offer.

Refusal of a reasonable offer of employment on 2 successive occasions may be grounds for removal from list.

You do not have to accept a part-time job if your EAP provides that you are looking for a full-time job.

You do not have to accept a job with a salary lower than the normal salary in the region and occupation.

You do not have to accept a job that is not compatible with your professional qualifications and skills.

Centre-Val de Loire and Burgundy-Franche-Comté

The job search obligation applies if you are considered to be an immediately available job seeker.

This is the case if you are in one of the following situations at the time of your Pôle emploi registration:

  • You do not work, do not take any professional training and your personal situation allows you to work without delay
  • You carry on (or have carried on the previous month) an occasional or reduced activity not exceeding 78 hours per month
  • You take a course for a total of 40 hours or that allows you to hold a job simultaneously (evening classes or correspondence courses, for example)
  • You leave your usual place of residence, after having informed Pôle emploi, within 35 days of calendar
  • You are on sick leave, paternity leave or temporary incapacity for work, for a period not exceeding 15 days
  • You are incarcerated for a period not exceeding 15 days

Within 30 days registration on the list of job seekers, you need to develop a PPAE with your Pôle emploi advisor.

The EAPP takes into account your training, qualifications, professional knowledge and skills, personal and family circumstances, and local labour market conditions.

Your PPAE includes all of the following information:

  • Nature and characteristics of the intended use
  • Preferred geographic area
  • Desired salary level

Your PPAE also defines the actions that Pôle emploi is committed to implementing (for example, training and mobility aid).

The PPAE update period is decided with Pôle emploi.

An applicant who is immediately available for employment is required to participate in the definition and updating of the EAPP. Refusal to develop or update the EAPP is a reason for de-listing Pôle emploi.

You must respond to Pôle emploi written invitations (interviews, briefings, etc.).

Every month you update your situation.

You must complete regular job search procedures as part of your Custom Job Access Project (PPAE).

You must be able to provide Pôle emploi with a justification, for example:

  • Job searches by producing copies of your applications
  • Employer responses to your applications
  • Your steps to create or resume a company

You need to fill in your job search status in your job search log.

The objective of the experiment is to measure the effects of the obligation to provide additional information on the job applicant's support.

The log is used to measure return to work, detection and prevention of stall in job search.

You have to accept this offer reasonable employment, that is, your professional skills.

If not, you can radiated list of job seekers.

The EAPP is updated periodically. During this update, your Pôle emploi advisor will define with you the components of the reasonable job offer.

Refusal of a reasonable offer of employment on 2 successive occasions may be grounds for removal from list.

You do not have to accept a part-time job if your EAP provides that you are looking for a full-time job.

You do not have to accept a job with a salary lower than the normal salary in the region and occupation.

You do not have to accept a job that is not compatible with your professional qualifications and skills.