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Although our CSSF Career Centers are currently closed to the public, job seekers can access virtual job search assistance by completing the following steps:

  1. Residents of Miami-Dade County, register in Employ Miami-Dade by clicking on the link below:https://www.employ-miamidade.com/vosnet/Default.aspxResidents of Monroe County, register in Employ Monroe by clicking on the link below:

    https://www.employ-monroe.com/vosnet/Default.aspx

  2. Complete the following sections:
    • General Information
    • Background to include a resume
  3. Contact a CSSF Professional at 305-929-1547, Monday thru Friday from 8:00am – 5:00pm to complete your virtual job search needs.

Quick Facts: National Disaster Dislocated Work Grants Document

On March 19th, CareerSource South Florida (CSSF) was entreated to submit a funding request to serve displaced workers due to COVID-19. CSSF submitted a request for a little over $79 million dollars to assist displaced workers within our community (Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties). CSSF staff have been working with Miami-Dade County and a number of municipalities to develop an employment program to temporarily hire the displaced workers until the economy rebounds. The requested NDDWG funding will pay for the program. Additionally, The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity submitted a NDDWG request in the amount of $158 million dollars to USDOL.

The Disaster-relief temporary workers are allowed to work for governmental and nonprofit agencies. The following are the allowable disaster-relief temporary job activities:

  • Projects that provide food, clothing, shelter, and other humanitarian assistance for disaster victims.
  • Projects that involve demolition, cleaning, repair, renovation and reconstruction of damaged and destroyed public and nonprofit structures, facilities, and land located within the disaster area. For the COVID-19 national health emergency, the following are examples of potentially allowable temporary jobs:

o   Loading, unloading, packing, delivering food and emergency supplies (may include truck-driving)
o   Delivering to and/or shopping for necessary food and emergency supplies for homebound individuals
o   Backfilling and/or increasing volunteer and/or employee slots when governmental and nonprofit agencies lose volunteers/employees in high-risk categories and face an increased workload due to the emergency (e.g., 211, Guardian ad Litem, hospitals, food distribution centers, nursing homes, domestic abuse shelters)
o   Healthcare professionals and aides
o   Positions to assess needs and provide assistance and resources to individuals affected by the emergency
o   Sanitation workers

The following is the criteria for the individuals who qualify for disaster-relief employment include:

  • People who are temporarily or permanently laid off due to the disaster or emergency
  • Dislocated workers
  • Individuals who are unemployed six out of the last 13 weeks
  • Self-employed individuals who become unemployed or underemployed due to the disaster or emergency

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity has suspended the work registration and work search requirements for Reemployment Assistance (RA) applicants.  The suspension of these requirements applies to claims filed from March 15, 2020 through May 2, 2020.

The governing documents that authorize this action can be accessed below:

https://www.flgov.com/wp-content/uploads/covid19/DEO%20EO%2020-011.pdf

https://www.flrules.org/Faw/FAWDocuments/FAWVOLUMEFOLDERS2020/4658/4658doc.pdf

Short Time Compensation Program for Employees
Below is information that relates to your specific questions regarding the program. Because aspects of the program are so fact specific, formulating scenarios for Questions a
Benefit Amount:
  • The weekly STC benefit amount payable to an individual is equal to the product of his or her weekly benefit amount as provided in section 443.111(3), Florida Statutes, and the ratio of the number of normal weekly hours of work for which the employer would not compensate the individual to the individual’s normal weekly hours of work.
  • Example: An employee normally works a 40-hour work week. The employee’s work week is reduced by eight hours or 20 percent. If the employee had been laid off and totally unemployed and determined eligible for UC, the individual may have received a weekly benefit amount of $275.00 (Note: This amount is dependent on the employee’s total wages in the base period. The minimum amount is $32, and the maximum amount is $275). The employer submits an STC plan, and the plan is approved. Under the STC plan, the employee would receive $55.00 of benefits (or 20 percent of $275) in addition to the 32 hours of wages earned from the employer.
Benefit Charges:
  • Short-time compensation benefits are charged to the employment record of the employer as provided in section 443.131(3), Florida Statutes.
  • Tax rates are re-calculated every year. An employer’s tax rate is the sum of the benefit ratio, variable adjustment factor, and the final adjustment factor.
  • The benefit ratio is calculated by dividing the previous three years of benefit charges for former employees by the taxable payroll for that same three-year period. The benefits charged and the size of the payroll have a direct effect on the employer's tax rate.
  • The maximum tax rate for employers participating in STC is 6.4 percent (Note: 5.4 percent is the highest possible tax rate that may be assessed for non-STC employers).
Questions from businesses or the public regarding the STC Program should be directed to the Reemployment Assistance Hotline at 1-800-204-2418 or http://racontactus.floridajobs.org/ for assistance from the Reemployment Assistance unit.
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The Department of Economic Development has a reemployment assistance program for those affected by COVID. Apply at www.floridajobs.org.

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