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CareerSource network to assist with unemployment compensation claims

The CareerSource Florida network is now empowered to assist Floridians in applying for unemployment compensation.

The network includes CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion and CareerSource North Central Florida. Details as to how that will happen are in the works.
Unemployment compensation provides temporary wage benefits to those who have lost their jobs through no fault of their own, such as due to COVID-19. The program, which is run by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, is experiencing delays and difficulties keeping up with unprecedented demand.

Recently, Gov. Ron DeSantis directed CareerSource Florida’s 24 local workforce regions to help those filing benefits applications. The agencies also are charged with continuing to connect businesses with qualified, skilled talent and job seekers with employment and career development opportunities.

“Every day, we hear of the frustrations from those who have tried for days or weeks to file applications, only to get kicked out of the system. So, we are very happy to finally be able to help,” said Rusty Skinner, CEO of CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion. “Yes, our primary job is to find people work, but at this critical time, we’re going to help people file for unemployment (compensation) because of problems with the state system.”

Skinner said a key part of the plan is to offer paper applications to help alleviate the online log jam. When those applications will be made available, and how they will be securely collected and delivered to the Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) has yet to be determined.

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A Fort McCoy man was arrested Monday night after a tussle outside a Circle K store.

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