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 now 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, the centers are open by appointment only. 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.

6/1/20 update:

Newest Reemployment Assistance Claims Filing Updates:

  • The Governor has directed the DEO to continue to waive work search requirements through June 13th. Answers to work search questions are still required to process your claim in the CONNECT system, but will not impact benefit payments. For more information and assistance, review the Reemployment Assistance Resource Guide, page 7.
  • The Governor has also waived the requirement to wait a week to receive RA benefits beginning March 29, 2020 through June 13, 2020. The waiting week has been waived so eligible Floridians may receive the support they need to help recover from the current economic impacts of COVID-19. Previously, after your claim was filed and accepted, the state of Florida required a “waiting week” during which no benefits could be paid.
  • You must continue to “claim your weeks” by returning to the CONNECT system every two weeks to request your benefits, even if your claim is pending for review.
  • According to the DEO, if you are currently receiving RA benefits, but no longer wish to, do not claim your weeks, and payments will stop processing.
  • The DEO has launched a Virtual Waiting Room for the CONNECT system. The CONNECT Virtual Waiting Room allows claimants to reserve their place in line while other claimants access the system.

5/28/20 update:

Live Virtual Workshops: Until further notice, workshops will not be provided in-person but will continue to be provided virtually. For more information about upcoming virtual workshops, visit our events calendar.

5/19/20 update:

Brevard’s employers are hiring! Our Hot Jobs Now list is updated each weekday with new jobs posted by local employers from across Brevard County.

5/12/20 update:

Newest Reemployment Assistance Claims Filing Updates:

  • The Governor has directed the DEO to continue to waive work search requirements through May 30th.
  • You must “claim your weeks” by returning to the CONNECT system every two weeks to request your benefits, even if your claim is pending for review.
  • According to the DEO, if you are currently receiving RA benefits, but no longer wish to, do not claim your weeks, and payments will stop processing.

5/6/20 update:

Federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA):

PUA provides unemployment benefits to those who may not be eligible for Reemployment Assistance (RA) benefits (self-employed, gig worker, etc.)

  • Apply for PUA: Visit www.floridajobs.org, and select “File a Claim.”
  • If you filed for RA benefits on or after April 5th, and you were deemed ineligible, you’ll receive a request for additional application information from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO).
  • If you filed for RA benefits on or before April 4th, and are self-employed, an independent contractor, or a gig worker, you should apply again for PUA at www.floridajobs.org, and select “File a Claim.”

Did YOU Know…

  • RA Claim benefits may begin the day you became unemployed? Visit www.floridajobs.org to learn more.
  • It is possible your claim may be retroactive to the day of your layoff or when you lost your job? To request to modify your claim filing date, you should visit www.floridajobs.org, select “Request to Modify Claim (Application) Filing Effective Date.”

4/29/20 update:

Reemployment Assistance Update: Floridians who may not be eligible for the Reemployment Assistance program may be eligible for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA). More information is available here.

Virtual Workshops: Click here to register for workshops you can attend anytime, or visit our Events Calendar for live events.

4/22/20 update:

Virtual tools and training: 

  • OptimalResume helps you create the resume employers want now, step-by-step, with templates and tips!
  • Visit our Virtual Services page for more information and resources.

Community Resources: We have moved the list of Community Resources to this page.

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:

6/3/20 update:

Links and resources on this page are periodically updated as new information becomes available. Come back often!

5/4/20 update: 

IT employers are invited to participate in our Virtual IT Job Fair, May 19th-May 23rd. Let us connect you with skilled IT talent specifically selected for you! Click here to learn more.

4/27/20 update:

The SBA has resumed accepting new applications for the Paycheck Protection Program and Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program. Visit their website for the latest information.

4/22/20 update:

The DEO has compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding the state’s assistance programs.

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