Looking for Employment
Although our CSSF Career Centers are currently closed to the public, job seekers can access virtual job search assistance by completing the following steps:
- 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:
- Complete the following sections:
• General Information
• Background to include a resume
- Contact a CSSF Professional at 305-929-1547, Monday thru Friday from 8:00am – 5:00pm to complete your virtual job search needs.
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:
National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation
Through the Restaurant Employee Relief Fund, we will provide grants to restaurant industry employees who have been adversely impacted by COVID-19, financially, whether through a decrease in wages or loss of employment.
- Apply for a grant starting Thursday, April 2, 2020
- Each approved grant is $500, one per person only
- See Eligibility Requirements listed below