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COVID-19 Virus Resources for Individuals and Businesses


Florida’s Reemployment Assistance (Unemployment Claims)

There is no unemployment office in the State of Florida. You may file for unemployment benefits by mail or online at:

Florida Reemployment Assistance Paper Application

You can pick up an application provided outside of our closed doors at one of our centers.  Find the center closest to you.  Our career centers are closed to the public for walk-in services until further notice.

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Please note that paper applications could potentially take longer to process than completing an online application.


Assistance to reset your PIN is available by submitting this form or calling 1-800-557-3242. You can also call the center closest to you:

Fort Myers Career Center (239) 931-8200

Naples Career Center (239) 436-4301

Port Charlotte Career Center (941) 235-5900

Immokalee Career Center (239) 658-3300

Clewiston Career Center (863) 983-6138           

If you live outside our Southwest Florida area – Find your local career services.

You can reach us Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm.              

Immediate Jobs in Southwest Florida

We have contacted companies within our area to verify who is currently recruiting.

Visit this page to see the list of “Immediate Southwest Florida Job Openings” and how to apply for these jobs.

Temporary Cash Assistance

Click here for a TCA applicant work registration – OSSTClient activity guide to help individuals who have applied for Temporary Cash Assistance with DCF and are required to complete the TCA Applicant work registration process.  

Businesses Resources

If you are a Florida business owner, we’re here to help. In an effort to assist you and your employees amid COVID-19, there are resources available to support you financially. It is our mission to ensure that all Floridians have the opportunity to keep moving forward.

For a comprehensive overview of all federal and state resources available to small businesses impacted by COVID-19, please see below or download business resources here.

Hiring Now?

If you have immediate job openings, please send us an email at: bussvc@URL

Please provide: job titles, how to apply, wage information, and city where work will be performed.

Short time Compensation Program for Employers

The Short Time Compensation Program helps employers retain their workforce in times of temporary slowdown by encouraging work sharing as an alternative to layoff.

The program permits prorated reemployment assistance benefits to employees whose work hours and earnings are reduced as part of a Short Time Compensation plan to avoid total layoff of some employees.

Additional resources

Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employee Paid Leave Rights

Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employer Paid Leave Requirements

COVID-19 and the Fair Labor Standards Act: Questions and Answers

COVID-19 and the Family and Medical Leave Act: Questions and Answers

Wage and Hour Division Response to COVID-19

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