Important New Benefits for the unemployed
As things stand, you would tack on $600 to what the state gives you. Right now the maximum in Florida is $275 per week. However, senators have urged governors to reduce this to a maximum of what you were making before you were laid off.
Yes. The period of time you can get unemployment for has expanded from 3 months to 4. They have also made it easier to qualify. (see below)
Cares Act Eligibility states that individuals who are self-employed, independent contractors and nonprofit employees, those that are otherwise ineligible for State Reemployment Assistance benefits and those that have exhausted state and federal benefits may be eligible.
It is called the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). it is a jobs program. It provides free training grants to help workers get trained, certified and placed in high demand careers such as information technology, cyber-security, business analysis, project management and more. The idea is that there are fields in which there are not enough qualified workers and there are declining careers in which there are too many people. The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) addresses this issue by providing free funding for job training in high demand fields to those who qualify for this grant. This training is intended to make your resume marketable so you can get a job and return to the workforce. This is a grant, not a loan. If you are eligible, everything is covered, even the exam. The amounts vary by county but can be as high as $10,000 in some areas.
They have added more funding to help those who lost their jobs. On 3/18/2020 The Department of Labor set aside an additional $100 million for dislocated worker grants. The recent law that just passed added more funding for workforce programs. Getting people back to work is of greatest importance in order to kick start the economy once more.
Sadly, no. The CareerSource offices that oversee the program are closed . Some counties, like Pinellas, Pasco and Hernando counties, have employees working from home to work on these applications so dislocated workers can get the help they need. At a time when so many workers have lost their jobs, some other counties have chosen instead to stop processing applications until they reopen.