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 or the Returning to Work 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. 

2/28/21 update:

Newest Reemployment Assistance Claims Filing Updates from the DEO:

  • The work search, work registration, and waiting week requirements have been extended through April 24, 2021.

2/17/21 update:

Newest Reemployment Assistance Claims Filing Updates from the DEO:

  • In 2020, the DEO partnered with ID.me, a trusted technology partner, assisting claimants who were locked out of their accounts. The Department has recently expanded that partnership to help keep Floridians’ identities secure from fraudulent activity and bolster current fraud prevention measures.
  • Any new claimant filing for Reemployment Assistance will need to verify their identity through ID.me. For more information about ID.me visit the claimant resource page, here.
  • Any new state Reemployment Assistance claims filed January 1, 2021, and forward are eligible for up to 19 weeks of benefits instead of 12 weeks of benefits.

2/10/21 update:

Newest Reemployment Assistance Claims Filing Updates from the DEO:

  • The DEO is currently processing Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) payments which were extended and modified by the Continued Assistance Act. Beginning the week ending January 2, 2021, claimants who are eligible for at least $1 of their original unemployment benefit amount, will be eligible to receive an additional $300 FPUC payment supplementing their weekly benefit amount. No additional action is required to receive the FPUC payment, but claimants should continue to request their weekly benefits to receive any benefit payments. The FPUC program expires on March 14, 2021. This means the last payable week for FPUC is the week ending March 13, 2021.
  • The DEO completed electronically processing 1099-G Tax Forms for all claimants on January 17, 2021. All claimants should have access to their 1099-G Tax Form in their CONNECT account. Claimants who opted to receive communication from the Department through U.S. Mail should have received their 1099-G tax form no later than January 31, 2021. 1099-G Forms were also made available in CONNECT for these claimants on January 17, 2021. If a claimant did not receive their 1099-G tax form by January 31, 2021, they received a 1099-G tax form by mistake, or their 1099-G tax form is incorrect, please click here for additional resources to obtain the form. The DEO has created Frequently Asked Questions to provide more information about the 1099-G Tax Form.

2/2/21 update:

Newest Reemployment Assistance Claims Filing Updates from the DEO:

  • Due to recent federal requirements, claimants receiving PUA benefits are now required to upload employment documentation to CONNECT. Please see the Department’s fact sheet for more information and directions for uploading your proof of employment documentation.
  • Claimants are asked to continue checking their CONNECT account for additional changes and updates.

1/27/21 update:

Newest Reemployment Assistance Claims Filing Updates from the DEO:

  • The DEO has begun to add additional weeks of benefits, as authorized by the Continued Assistance Act, for eligible claimants. This includes PUA, PEUC, and FPUC benefit payments.
    • The Continued Assistance Act is now available for PEUC claimants who had previously exhausted their benefits. Log-in to CONNECT and take action on your account.
    • If you are unemployed or partially unemployed after December 27, 2020, and you have not exhausted your PEUC maximum weekly entitlement, you need to continue requesting your benefit payments in order to continue receiving PEUC benefits.
    • After the Continued Assistance Act extensions are implemented, some claimants may need to submit an application for state Reemployment Assistance benefits if they can establish a new benefit year.
    • Claimants who will soon exhaust their Reemployment Assistance benefits and remain unemployed should continue to request any benefit weeks available. When extended programs are available, claimants will be able to continue requesting benefit payments. Not requesting benefit payments when weeks are available will delay payments on their claim
    • Claimants who are unemployed or partially unemployed after December 27, 2020, and have not exhausted their eligible benefits should continue requesting benefit payments in order to continue receiving PEUC or PUA benefits.
    • Claimants who are on PEUC or PUA can view this step-by-step guide to learn how to request weekly benefits.

1/12/21 update:

Newest Reemployment Assistance Claims Filing Updates from the DEO:

  • Beginning the week ending January 2, 2021, claimants who are eligible for at least $1 of their original unemployment benefit amount, will be eligible to receive an additional $300 FPUC payment supplementing their weekly benefit amount. No additional action is required to receive the FPUC payment, but claimants should continue to request their weekly benefits to receive any benefit payments. The FPUC program expires on March 14, 2021. This means the last payable week for FPUC is the week ending March 13, 2021.
  • The DEO has begun processing 1099-G Tax Forms for claimants to view in CONNECT. Claimants should receive their 1099-G tax form no later than January 31, 2021.
  • The DEO is working to implement the new Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) and Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program extensions for individuals who have exhausted their eligible benefits under the CARES Act. Claimants who have exhausted their eligible weeks of benefits under the CARES Act and are unemployed or partially unemployed after December 27, 2020, will be able to request benefit payments soon. Claimants who have exhausted their benefit payments and are waiting for the CARES Act program extensions, should not submit an additional application for Reemployment Assistance benefits at this time.

1/4/21 update:

Newest Reemployment Assistance Claims Filing Updates from the DEO:

  • Governor Ron DeSantis has directed DEO to continue waiving the work search and work registration requirements for claimants. These requirements will continue to be waived through February 27, 2021. Answers to work search questions are still required to process your claim in the CONNECT system, but will not impact benefit payments.

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:

2/22/21 update:

Updates from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA):

  • In order to reach the smallest businesses, the SBA will offer Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans to businesses with 20 or less employees and sole proprietors only from Wednesday, February 24 through Wednesday, March 10, 2021. President Biden has also announced additional program changes to make access to PPP loans more equitable. Learn more about how to apply for PPP.
  • The Targeted EIDL Advance provides businesses located in low-income communities with additional funds to ensure small business continuity, adaptation, and resiliency. Applicants do not need to take any action at this time. SBA will reach out to those who qualify. To help applicants determine if they are located in a low-income community as defined in section 45D(e) of the Internal Revenue Code, a lookup tool is now available. Note that the business address must be located in a low-income community in order to qualify, so SBA encourages potential applicants to check the map to see if they meet the low-income community eligibility requirement before you apply.

2/16/21 update:

The Brevard Business Community COVID-19 Response Team invites businesses interested in applying for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funds to a free informational webinar on Tuesday, March 9th at 1:00 p.m. Click here to register for the webinar.

2/10/21 update:

The Florida DEO has developed additional guides for employers to better understand how to navigate the CONNECT system. To view these guides, click here.

1/19/21 update:

The U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the U.S. Treasury Department, re-opened the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan portal to PPP-eligible lenders with $1 billion or less in assets for First and Second Draw applications today at 9 a.m. EST. The portal will fully open on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 to all participating PPP lenders to submit First and Second Draw loan applications to SBA.

  • Updated PPP Lender forms, guidance, and resources are available here and here.

1/11/21 update:

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with the Treasury Department, announced today that the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) will re-open the week of January 11 for new borrowers and certain existing PPP borrowers. Click here for details.

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.