Temporary Job and Unemployment in Hiring, Firing, and Discrimination Posted October 23, 2012 · Report reply I have been working for a temporary service for one a half years. The job has went full time and they will be letting me go. How does the unemployment situation work? Do I have to take a job they offer me if its less than what I am making? Depends on how much less. Substantially less (like 50%) maybe you'd qualify. But you'd probably be denied benefits initially and have to appeal. A good rule of thumb is this: If you are offered work, accept it no matter what. Then there's no argument about refusing suitable work. You can always apply for partial benefits and you can look for another job in your off hours.