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Florida still working to extend federal unemployment programs, begins paying out extra weekly $300

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity says it's started processing the $300 Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) payments which were extended and modified by...
Sign for hiring of new workers. (Credit CBS News)

Top companies hiring remote workers

More of us are finding ways to transition from office life to working from home, and that has companies changing the ways they do...

Feds: Florida nurse lied to get $420k in virus relief

A South Florida nurse fraudulently obtained about $420,000 in coronavirus relief funds, federal prosecutors said. Giraldo Caraballo, 55, of Miami, made his initial appearance Friday...
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Answers to some of your unemployment questions as second stimulus programs roll out

A new year brings with it fresh questions related to unemployment. Many of you are writing in to WINK News about payments, a lack of...
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Mix of frustration and relief as changes to unemployment programs roll out, questions remain

As the state begins to roll out changes and extensions to unemployment compensation, courtesy of the new stimulus bill, some Floridians worry it won't...

DEO says to ignore message saying to file new application by Jan 2

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity announced Thursday people getting messages on CONNECT that tells them to submit a new application by Saturday should ignore...

Gov. DeSantis extends unemployment waivers until Feb 27

According to the CONNECT website Wednesday, Gov. Ron DeSantis has directed Florida Department of Economic Opportunity to waive the waiting week, work search and...
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Unemployed Floridians still wait for benefits owed to them as new stimulus package approved

A new stimulus bill means more money is on the way for unemployed people across the country, but some in Florida are still trying...
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Southwest Floridians struggle to get Reemployment Assistance, face homelessness

Missing unemployment benefits means more hardship for people in Southwest Florida. Two men, like many others, are pleading for the Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO)...
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A look back at Florida’s 2020 response to unemployment

We were with you every step of the way in 2020 when it came to Florida unemployment. We brought your questions directly to leaders charged with...

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