NFL players will get their job offers on Thursday and may be asked to submit applications on social media, according to a report.
Players will be asked whether they are looking for a new job within the next week.
If they are, they will be able to sign an online application and submit it with their social media accounts.
Players who have signed the application will be contacted on Wednesday by the Illinois Department of Labor, which has been working with the NFL Players Association to assist them.
Players have to file a petition with the ILDP by Thursday to begin receiving unemployment benefits.
It’s expected that the state will start receiving unemployment applications in the next few days.
The NFL Players association is not participating in the ILPD.
The league said Thursday it will not comment on the report.
The ILDP has been coordinating with the league and the players association to help players find work.
It has also sent out a notice that NFL players are eligible for unemployment benefits if they submit their applications with social media posts, and have at least $1,000 in their bank accounts.
The players association is planning a rally Thursday to protest the state’s handling of unemployment applications.