Check out the hottest jobs in Southwest Florida! Every week we will update it to give you the latest list of jobs in our area! Visit “Hot Jobs Opportunities“!
There are many training opportunities for job seekers:
- On-the-Job Training program – for the job seeker interested in earning while they are learning.
- Occupational skills training – for the job seeker who is ready to return to the classroom to prepare for an in-demand occupation and career.
- Internships – for the recent graduate struggling to get that first position in their new field of study.
Follow this link and complete the “Inquiry about available training services” form and one of our representatives will contact you to complete the process.
Employability Skills Workshops and Computer Classes
Our workshops are available to the community at no charge, however, all customers must first be registered in Employ Florida before attending a workshop. Computer classes are currently only scheduled at the Fort Myers center.
Florida’s Reemployment Assistance (Unemployment Claims)
Florida will end its participation in the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) program, the $300 per week supplemental FPUC payment, effective June 26, 2021, as part of DEO’s ‘Return to Work’ initiative.
The additional Federal Reemployment Assistance benefit programs, including Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC), and Mixed Earners Unemployment Compensation (MEUC), will continue for the time being as DEO continues to carefully monitor job posting and industry hiring trends. These additional federal benefit programs are set to expire on September 6, 2021.
If you have lost your job as a result of COVID-19, you may be eligible to receive Reemployment Assistance benefits. You may file for unemployment benefits by mail or online at: http://www.floridajobs.org/Reemployment-Assistance-Service-Center/reemployment-assistance/claimants
Please visit Florida Jobs for more information about your reemployment claims.
Work Search and Work Registration
Work Search and Work Registration are part of the process that proves a claimant who is receiving state or federal Reemployment Assistance Benefits is able and available for work, a well as seeking employment. Beginning on May 30, 2021, all claimants will be required to complete Work Search requirements in order to continue receiving Reemployment Assistance benefits. Please register with Employ Florida which is now a requirement for all new claimants.
Click here for FAQs and instructions for Work Search and Work Registration requirements.
*Please note we are not the unemployment office.
PIN Reset on CONNECT
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.
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.
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.
If you have immediate job openings, please send us an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan
Working capital loans to help small businesses and most private, non-profit organizations meet financial obligations that cannot be met as a direct result of the disaster. Click here for details about this loan and how to apply.
SBA Debt Relief
The Small Business Administration (SBA) Debt Relief Program can provide a reprieve to small businesses as they overcome the challenges created by the COVID-19 health crisis. Click here for frequently asked questions.
Small Business step-by-step Reopening Process
The Florida Chamber of Commerce Small Business Council has developed an informative video for small businesses preparing to reopen. Watch here.