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Kentucky's Electronic Workplace for Employment Services


Note: The KEWES link is not currently available. Please see below for day and times is is available

Bullet 1 Unemployment Claim Filing Your social security number
Bullet 2 Unemployment Claim Filing Your complete mailing address
Bullet 3 Unemployment Claim Filing Name, address, and phone number for each
of your employers over the last 18 months.
Bullet 4 Unemployment Claim Filing The exact day you began work at each job.
Bullet 5 Unemployment Claim Filing The last day you worked at each job.

The KEWES internet claims system is accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for claims filing.  To request your bi-weekly benefit check on-line, the system is available Monday through Friday from 7:00 AM until 7:00 PM and Sunday from 10:00 AM until 9:00 PM Eastern Time.

Job Search and Registration
You can search for a job or register for work through this link.  Registering for work is an easy way to get your application out for employers to consider when hiring. 

Note: The work registration process is included as part of the Unemployment Claim Filing process, it is not necessary to do it separately if you have already filed an unemployment claim.

Normal system availability – 24 hours, 7 days a week.

Unemployment Benefits - Telephone Claim Filing
Unemployment Insurance claimants who do not have access to the Internet or who speak Spanish can call 502-875-0442 Monday through Friday between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., Eastern Time, to file their initial or reopen claims by telephone. This is not a toll-free number.

To request your bi-weekly benefit check by telephone call 866-291-2926 (toll free).
Job Search Contact Reporting
You should report at least one contact for each week since the last time you reported.

Employer Electronic Services
Employers can establish or reopen an unemployment insurance account, submit quarterly tax reports, or pay unemployment taxes on-line through this link.
Employer Job Order Form
To submit a job order online to the Department for Employment Services, please complete the online job order form. When you are finished, select the DES county office nearest your place of business. Upon submission of your online job order form, you may be contacted by an employment specialist to confirm your request and obtain any additional information.