Newly unemployed? What you need to know

Reporter: Therese O'Shea
Published: Updated:
FILE – In this Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, photo, a recruiter in the shale gas industry, left, speaks with an attendee of a job fair in Cheswick, Pa. Employers in the United States are thought to have kept up their brisk pace of hiring in June 2018, reflecting the durability of the second-longest U.S. economic expansion on record even in the face of a trade war with China. Economists have estimated that 195,000 jobs were added last month and that the unemployment rate remained at an 18-year low of 3.8 percent, according to data provider FactSet. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
The team at the Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) signed an agreement with the U.S. Department of Labor to execute the CARES Act in Florida. They said they’re working diligently to get those resources to Floridians as quickly as possible and will continue to provide more information in the coming days.
Right now, the DEO is reminding applicants that they are eligible for Reemployment Assistance is their employment has been negatively impacted by the mitigation efforts in Florida to stop the spread of COVID-19. Those who are eligible may include:
  • Anyone quarantined by a medical professional or government agency
  • Workers laid off or sent home without pay for an extended period by their employer due to COVID-19 concerns, or
  • Those caring for an immediate family member diagnosed with COVID-19.
If your employment is impacted but you are still receiving wages through paid leave, you are not eligible to receive Reemployment Assistance.
If you are eligible to apply, you can do so at Click on the Reemployment Assistance Service Center, and watch a short video on how to apply.
Click here for a direct link to instructions on how to apply for Reemployment Assistance. Click here for a direct link for a FAQ on Reemployment Assistance for individuals who have been impacted by COVID-19.

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