Florida Unemployment Resources

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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Millions of dollars going to fix Florida’s unemployment system, so when will we see...

What's the future of unemployment in Florida? After a year of glitches, holds, and unanswered calls, the head of Florida's Department of Economic Opportunity...
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Hackers steal ID’s and claim unemployment benefits in victims’ names

As if having your personal information being stolen isn't enough, crooks are using a recent data breach to steal your money. Thieves are collecting unemployment...
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State encourages Floridians to ‘return to work’ with new initiative

The state wants Floridians to get back to work. Florida Department of Economic Opportunity launched the "Return to work" initiative Wednesday, encouraging people who are...
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Losing Your Identity: How unemployment has taken a toll on Southwest Floridians’ mental health

Losing your job can feel like losing your identity. When you first meet someone, oftentimes your first question is, "What do you do?" Although the...
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Scammers steal info of Floridians who’ve claimed unemployment

Scammers are filing claims under the names and information of Floridians who have collected unemployment, even if they didn't give it to them directly. Kate...

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