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Ian Updates and Resources

Word from our President & CEO

These are very hard times for our community, customers, staff members and families.  We understand the concern and uncertainty surrounding this crisis and are committed to being responsive to your needs and strive to provide the best level of service possible.  As we continue to cope with this statewide disaster, we will provide services via our career centers, phone and virtually.

Reemployment Assistance provides temporary wage benefits to those who have lost their jobs through no fault of their own.  The program, which is run by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), is experiencing significant delays and difficulties as a result of the unprecedented volume of claims being filed.

We will continue to update our social media and website with additional resources for our customers and businesses.

Stay safe.  Stay strong.

Robin R. King  –  President & CEO

 

These are very hard times for our community, customers, staff members and families.  We understand the concern and uncertainty surrounding this crisis and are committed to being responsive to your needs and strive to provide the best level of service possible.  As we continue to cope with this statewide disaster, we will provide services via our career centers, phone and virtually.

Reemployment Assistance provides temporary wage benefits to those who have lost their jobs through no fault of their own.  The program, which is run by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), is experiencing significant delays and difficulties as a result of the unprecedented volume of claims being filed.

We will continue to update our social media and website with additional resources for our customers and businesses.

Stay safe.  Stay strong.

Robin R. King  –  President & CEO

 

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Job Seeker Resources

Reemployment Assistance and Disaster Unemployment Assistance will be available to eligible Floridians beginning Monday, October 3, 2022

On Saturday, Oct 1st, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that the work search reporting, waiting week, and Employ Florida registration requirements for Reemployment Assistance claims have been temporarily waived for Floridians impacted by Hurricane Ian in FEMA disaster-declared counties. By waiving these requirements, eligible Floridians will be able to quickly apply and receive reemployment assistance and disaster unemployment assistance benefits.

Additionally, Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) is available to Florida businesses and residents in FEMA disaster-declared counties whose employment or self-employment was lost or interrupted as a direct result of Hurricane Ian and are not eligible for regular state or Federal Reemployment Assistance benefits.

CareerSource Flagler Volusia has grant funded positions available to assist individuals and businesses impacted by Hurricane Ian.
Apply and view job positions here: https://qrco.de/csfvian

Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA)

Disaster Unemployment Assistance is available to those who are ineligible to receive federal or state Reemployment Assistance benefits and the individual meets one of the following requirements:

  • Is unemployed as a direct result of the major disaster;
  • Was scheduled to start employment but was unable to as a direct result of the major disaster;
  • Is unable to reach their job or self-employment location because the individual has to travel through an affected area and is prevented from doing so as a direct result of the major disaster;
  • Has become the primary breadwinner because the head of the household died as a direct result of the major disaster; or
  • Is unable to work because of an injury that was a direct result of the major disaster.

Individuals must file for state Reemployment Assistance benefits before filing for DUA. During the application, claimants should indicate they have been impacted by the disaster. Claimants who are determined ineligible or who have exhausted Reemployment Assistance benefits will be automatically prompted to file a DUA application if they indicated on their Reemployment Assistance application that their employment was impacted by the disaster.

Apply here

DUA is available for weeks of unemployment beginning September 25, 2022 until April 1, 2023­­­­­­­­­­­­, as long as the individual’s unemployment continues to be a direct result of the disaster. The deadline to submit a claim for DUA benefits is December 30, 2022.

For more information or to file for Reemployment Assistance online Visit: www.floridajobs.org

 

Reemployment Assistance and Disaster Unemployment Assistance will be available to eligible Floridians beginning Monday, October 3, 2022

On Saturday, Oct 1st, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that the work search reporting, waiting week, and Employ Florida registration requirements for Reemployment Assistance claims have been temporarily waived for Floridians impacted by Hurricane Ian in FEMA disaster-declared counties. By waiving these requirements, eligible Floridians will be able to quickly apply and receive reemployment assistance and disaster unemployment assistance benefits.

Additionally, Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) is available to Florida businesses and residents in FEMA disaster-declared counties whose employment or self-employment was lost or interrupted as a direct result of Hurricane Ian and are not eligible for regular state or Federal Reemployment Assistance benefits.

CareerSource Flagler Volusia has grant funded positions available to assist individuals and businesses impacted by Hurricane Ian.
Apply and view job positions here: https://qrco.de/csfvian

Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA)

Disaster Unemployment Assistance is available to those who are ineligible to receive federal or state Reemployment Assistance benefits and the individual meets one of the following requirements:

  • Is unemployed as a direct result of the major disaster;
  • Was scheduled to start employment but was unable to as a direct result of the major disaster;
  • Is unable to reach their job or self-employment location because the individual has to travel through an affected area and is prevented from doing so as a direct result of the major disaster;
  • Has become the primary breadwinner because the head of the household died as a direct result of the major disaster; or
  • Is unable to work because of an injury that was a direct result of the major disaster.

Individuals must file for state Reemployment Assistance benefits before filing for DUA. During the application, claimants should indicate they have been impacted by the disaster. Claimants who are determined ineligible or who have exhausted Reemployment Assistance benefits will be automatically prompted to file a DUA application if they indicated on their Reemployment Assistance application that their employment was impacted by the disaster.

Apply here

DUA is available for weeks of unemployment beginning September 25, 2022 until April 1, 2023­­­­­­­­­­­­, as long as the individual’s unemployment continues to be a direct result of the disaster. The deadline to submit a claim for DUA benefits is December 30, 2022.

For more information or to file for Reemployment Assistance online Visit: www.floridajobs.org

 

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Business Resources

For Businesses Impacted by Hurricane Ian:

  • A great local site for resources for Volusia Businesses can be found here. You can also view a list of business recovery assistance resources here.
  • FloridaDisaster.biz helps Florida Businesses prepare, respond and recover from hurricanes and other disasters. For more information, click here
  • Enterprise Florida has launched a disaster assistance resources page with a list of state and federal resources available for businesses to utilize in their mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery activities. For more information click here
  • The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) and the State Emergency Response Team (SERT) activated today the Business Damage Assessment Survey. Survey responses will allow the state to expedite Hurricane Ian recovery efforts by gathering data and assessing the needs of affected businesses. We highly encourage you to take this survey.
  • DUA (Disaster Unemployment Assistance) assists businesses and residents whose employment or self-employment was lost or interrupted as a result of the recent hurricane. For more information click here. 
  • The US Small Business Administration has Frequently Asked Questions on Disaster Loan Assistance.  For a list of these questions click here.

 

For Businesses Impacted by Hurricane Ian:

  • A great local site for resources for Volusia Businesses can be found here. You can also view a list of business recovery assistance resources here.
  • FloridaDisaster.biz helps Florida Businesses prepare, respond and recover from hurricanes and other disasters. For more information, click here
  • Enterprise Florida has launched a disaster assistance resources page with a list of state and federal resources available for businesses to utilize in their mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery activities. For more information click here
  • The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) and the State Emergency Response Team (SERT) activated today the Business Damage Assessment Survey. Survey responses will allow the state to expedite Hurricane Ian recovery efforts by gathering data and assessing the needs of affected businesses. We highly encourage you to take this survey.
  • DUA (Disaster Unemployment Assistance) assists businesses and residents whose employment or self-employment was lost or interrupted as a result of the recent hurricane. For more information click here. 
  • The US Small Business Administration has Frequently Asked Questions on Disaster Loan Assistance.  For a list of these questions click here.

 

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Additional Resources

Press Releases

To view the latest information released from the FL Department of Economic Opportunity, Click Here

To view the latest information from the FL Department of Children and Families, Click Here

FEMA

  • If you are in need of assistance from a national disaster, you may apply for benefits by contacting FEMA at: www.disasterassistance.govor call 1-800-621-FEMA (1-800-621-3362) TTY: 1 -800-462-7585.You may also visit any FEMA Disaster Recovery Center where representatives from multiple government agencies are available to answer questions. To find the nearest center visithttps://www.fema.gov

Florida Disaster Fund

 

  • The Florida Disaster Fund is the State of Florida’s official private fund established to provide financial assistance to our communities as they respond to and recover from times of emergency or disaster. In partnership with public, private, and other non-governmental organizations, the Florida Disaster Fund supports response and recovery activities. To contribute, please visit FloridaDisasterFund.org or text DISASTER to 20222

Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM)

  • The Florida Division of Emergency Management is working to ensure that Florida is prepared to respond to emergencies, recover from them, and mitigate against their impacts. To learn about resources available visit FloridaDisaster.org
  • FDEM has activated the State Assistance Information Line (SAIL) to provide an additional resource for Floridians to receive up-to-date information regarding Hurricane Ian. Residents and visitors can call this toll-free hotline at:  1-800-342-3557.

FPL Power Outage Reporting

  • FPL is working to restore power following Hurricane Ian. Some areas suffered catastrophic damage and extensive flooding which will make it longer to restore. View your restoration estimate at FPL Power Outage.

Local Hurricane Assistance

  • The United Way of Volusia and Flagler Counties has resources available to help those whose lives have been affected by Hurricane Ian. For more information, visit: https://www.unitedwayvfc.org
  • The Florida Department of Health has deployed health advisories and resources to assist the public in identifying potential hazards that may be present following the aftermath of Hurricane Ian. Resources have been distributed to local communities and are available through social media channels and online at Floridahealth.gov
  • The staff and volunteers of the Red Cross are is available with emergency aid and can offer advice and assistance to help you recover from a disaster. For more information, visit: https://www.redcross.org/
  • Flagler County has put together a comprehensive list of local resources to help local residents find the services they may need. to view the list, click here.