CareerSource Brevard and COVID-19

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CareerSource Brevard is actively monitoring key developments related to COVID-19. The health and well-being of our customers, employees, and community partners are of the utmost importance. We understand the concern and uncertainty surrounding this crisis and are committed to being responsive to your needs as the situation evolves and strive to give you the best level of service possible.

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Career Centers are Open By Appointment

We are offering in-person appointments at the career center closest to you!

Staff are available to handle your needs both virtually and in-person depending upon the request.

To schedule a virtual or in-person appointment, please call 321-504-7600, or fill out this form and a team member will connect with you.

For your health and safety, masks or face coverings are required and will be available upon request. 

Office Hours:

  • Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Friday from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Job Seekers

For assistance:

5 Ways to Get Help Filing Your Reemployment Assistance (RA) Claim:

  1. Go to Covid19.floridajobs.org for the latest information.
  2. Call the Reemployment Assistance Hotline, 1-833-352-7759. Wait times may be long.
  3. Use the Chat feature on Floridajobs.org.
  4. E-mail a reemployment assistance agent.
  5. Still need help? Refer to the DEO’s RA Resource Guide.

If you are experiencing challenges with PIN resets or reemployment assistance applications, call us at 321-504-7600 or fill out this form and a team member will connect with you. If you need help with any questions regarding your Reemployment Assistance claim, please contact DEO’s Reemployment Assistance team using one of the contact methods above, and they will get back to you as soon as possible. 

11/10/20 update:

Newest Reemployment Assistance Claims Filing Updates:

  • Florida DEO has been notified by the U.S. Department of Labor that Extended Benefits ended on November 7. This means that only individuals who have exhausted their Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) benefits between June 7, 2020, and November 7, 2020, may be eligible for the six weeks of Extended Benefits when the application is available in the CONNECT system.
  • Individuals who have exhausted their Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) benefits after November 7, 2020, will not be eligible for Extended Benefits. They will however receive the opportunity to apply for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA).
  • The Department is working diligently to stand up the Extended Benefits program as quickly as possible. The Department anticipates having the Extended Benefits application completed and ready for Floridians in December.
  • Click here to review all of the Florida Reemployment Assistance benefits available.

11/3/20 update:

CareerSource Brevard presents the following upcoming Virtual Job Fairs:

Visit our events calendar for more recruitment events, job fairs, and workshops.

9/29/20 update:

Newest Reemployment Assistance Claims Filing Updates:

9/15/20 update:

Newest Reemployment Assistance Claims Filing Updates:

  • The Department has submitted and has been approved to provide a fourth week of Federal Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) program benefits for eligible Floridians. Eligible Floridians, which includes Floridians receiving Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation and Pandemic Unemployment Assistance who are not typically eligible for state Reemployment Assistance, should expect to receive this additional benefit sometime this week. The fourth week will be the last week of LWA benefits provided.
  • The original LWA application was for three weeks and those payments have been provided to eligible Floridians for weeks ending August 1, August 8 and August 15, 2020.  For more information about the LWA program, click here.
  • DEO highly recommends that Reemployment Assistance claimants select direct deposit as their means of receiving benefits to ensure payments are received as quickly as possible. This video and guide may be helpful.

9/5/20 update:

Newest Reemployment Assistance Claims Filing Updates:

  • Governor Ron DeSantis has directed DEO to continue waiving the work search and work registration requirements for claimants for an additional 90 days. These requirements will continue to be waived through December 5, 2020.
  • Additionally, the waiting week requirement will continue to be waived through December 5, 2020.
  • The Department is working diligently to implement the necessary technology changes to ensure eligible Floridians receive the Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) Program benefits as quickly as possible. The LWA program will allow Florida to offer an additional $300 per week to eligible Reemployment Assistance claimants. To be eligible for this benefit, claimants must have a weekly benefit amount of at least $100 in an approved Reemployment Assistance program and must certify that they are unemployed or partially unemployed due to COVID-19. Payments will be retroactive to the week ending August 1, 2020.

Please visit our COVID-19 News Archive for previously published updates.

Employers

We want to take this opportunity to underscore the impact the virus is having (and will continue to have) on local businesses. We are working with CareerSource Florida and the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity to provide resources and services to support the community.

For assistance:

Assistance for Businesses:

11/20/20 update:

  • The Workforce Recovery Assistance Program application period has ended.

9/29/20 update:

  • The 2020 Small Business Credit Survey, from the Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast in partnership with the Federal Reserve, highlights the experiences of small businesses and provides critical information that service providers, policymakers, and lenders use to improve programs for small business owners. The survey takes about 10 minutes to complete and is open to businesses currently in operation, those recently closed, and those about to launch. All responses are confidential. The survey closes on October 31, 2020. Click here to complete the survey.

8/25/20 update:

  • The Workforce Recovery Assistance Program has resumed accepting applications. This program, provided in partnership with the Brevard County Board of County Commissioners, makes funds available for small businesses (fewer than 50 employees) with funds to rehire employees laid off due to COVID-19. Click here to learn more.

8/11/20 update:

Please visit our COVID-19 News Archive for previously published updates. 

Links and resources on this page are periodically updated as new information becomes available.