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State says data breached in unemployment system, impacts thousands

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity confirmed with WINK News Friday claimant accounts were breached during potentially fraudulent activity within the CONNECT unemployment system recently. According...
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Fraud victims can’t get through to state after crooks steal their unemployment benefits

UPDATE: After this story aired, a representative from DEO responded with the following statement in an email. "The Reemployment Assistance program currently has 22 staff...
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Lawyers plan to sue Florida for cutting off federal unemployment early

Florida lawyers are getting ready to file a lawsuit against the state for cutting off extra federal unemployment money early. Gov. Ron DeSantis and 25...
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Floridians remain frustrated with state unemployment system

Widespread problems are coming from Florida Department of Economic Opportunity as people continue to battle the unemployment system. The state promised things were getting better,...
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Federal unemployment benefits ending for Floridians

Starting Saturday, the $300 federal unemployment benefit will end for Floridians. The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity announced on May 24 that it would end...

Fort Myers-area unemployment for May remains unchanged

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity announced on Friday that Florida has experienced thirteen consecutive months of job growth, gaining 595,000 private-sector jobs over...
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JobLink job fair brings over 200 open positions to Fort Myers

At Florida JobLink's Wednesday job fair in Fort Myers, at the Drury Inn at 9950 University Park Drive from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.,...
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DEO website experiencing issues even as demand lessens for unemployment funds

It's deja vu. Complaints are rolling in again about the state's unemployment website. One person tweeted, "got bounced out and looped, no exaggeration, 50-plus times." Another said,...
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Unemployment work search requirements begin soon; Fla. DEO says 450K job listings online right...

The clock is ticking for anyone collecting unemployment: soon you'll be required to search for work to keep your benefits. And while businesses say they're...
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Florida plans to end extra jobless benefits next month

Florida is joining a growing list of Republican-led states that plan to end participation in a federal program that gave an extra $300 per...

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