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USDA drops Trump plan to cut food stamps for 700,000 Americans

A Trump-era plan to cut food stamps is now off the table after the Biden administration said it is abandoning a previous plan to...
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Florida unemployment: April 1 marks quarter change process

For those claiming unemployment benefits, Thursday, April 1 marks the quarter change process once again, and you might need to take action on your...

Florida jobless rate down 0.1 percent to 4.7

As COVID-19 vaccination efforts expand across Florida, the state’s unemployment rate ticked down in February. Florida’s jobless rate went from 4.8 percent in January to...

Eligible unemployment claimants can apply for more money

People collecting unemployment in Florida can now apply for more money. You can get an additional $100 a week through the Mixed Earners Unemployment...
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Unemployment system glitch keeps benefits from formerly incarcerated people

Another glitch in Florida's unemployment system is keeping people from their benefits. The Department of Economic Opportunity's website is accidentally flagging thousands of accounts with...

US jobless claims tick up to 745,000 as layoffs remain high

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits edged higher last week to 745,000, a sign that many employers continue to cut jobs despite...

Better Together job fair in Fort Myers Wednesday

A new opportunity for those of you on a job search during the pandemic: Better Together is hosting a pop-up community job fair in...
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DEO seeks to replace jobless benefits system

Florida officials are recommending that the state's antiquated unemployment processing system be replaced after a review confirmed what had long been known: a broken...
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New Labor Department guidance expands unemployment eligibility

The U.S. Department of Labor is issuing guidance to state unemployment insurance agencies that expands the number of instances in which workers may be...
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Top three unemployment system issues plaguing jobless in SWFL, explained

Nearly a year into the pandemic, issues continue to plague jobless people across the state. Despite doing exactly what the Department of Economic Opportunity recommends,...

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