Work search requirements are waived for all Unemployment Insurance claimants

(Albuquerque, NM) – In light of the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in New Mexico, all New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions (NMDWS) offices will remain closed to the public until further notice. Office closures include New Mexico Workforce Connection Centers and Labor Relations Division offices. Work search requirements will also be waived until further notice for all Unemployment Insurance claimants.

“With the recent record spike in cases resulting in high hospitalizations, the decision has been made to give New Mexicans more time before work searches are required,” said Bill McCamley, NMDWS Secretary. “We are also delaying the opening of our offices for in-person visits to ensure our staff and the public are protected. The spread of the virus has always driven our decision-making and it is vital that we stay home in order to protect ourselves, our families, and the heroes working in our hospitals.”

NMDWS is committed to doing our part to help stop the spread of coronavirus all the while remaining accessible to New Mexicans through virtual services. Individuals are encouraged to access online services for filing Unemployment Insurance claims, accessing job training opportunities, and career services at

Individuals may also contact their local New Mexico Workforce Connection to work one-on-one with a career specialist on employment and career goals. Specialists are providing services by phone, email, and virtual meetings. The main number for each office is listed below.

Alamogordo – (575) 437-9210Las Vegas – (505) 425-6451
Albuquerque – (505) 843-1900Los Lunas – (505) 212-9115
Artesia – (575) 748-1303Moriarty – (505) 832-6774
Carlsbad – (575) 887-1174Rio Rancho – (505) 771-2160
Clovis – (575) 762-4571Roswell – (575) 624-6040
Deming – (575) 546-0192Ruidoso – (575) 369-1730
Española – (505) 753-2285Santa Fe – (505) 827-7434
Farmington – (505) 327-6126Silver City – (575) 538-3737
Gallup – (505) 863-8181Socorro – (575) 835-0067
Hobbs – (575) 393-5188Taos – (575) 869-4219
Las Cruces – (575) 524-6250Truth or Consequences – (575) 894-1263