CareerSource Brevard and COVID-19

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CareerSource Brevard is actively monitoring key developments related to COVID-19. The health and well-being of our customers, employees, and community partners are of the utmost importance. We understand the concern and uncertainty surrounding this crisis and are committed to being responsive to your needs as the situation evolves and strive to give you the best level of service possible.

Career Centers are Closed, Services to be Offered Virtually

Staff are available Monday through Thursday from 9:00am – 6:00pm, and Friday from 8:00am – 12:00pm to assist job seekers and businesses. Services will be offered virtually rather than in-person. We also encourage you to visit EmployFlorida. It is a convenient option that can be accessed online 24/7 from any device. Read more in our news release.

Job Seekers

3/23/20 update:

Beginning Tuesday, March 24th, staff will be telecommuting and providing services virtually. Call (321) 504-7600 or e-mail jobseekersupport@careersourcebrevard.com for assistance.

Contact the DEO About Reemployment Assistance

  • Per their website, the DEO is experiencing higher than average wait times. Visit their website for information on how to apply and how to reach them about the status of your benefits.

News from the Joint Information Center on COVID-19 for the State of Florida

  • Governor DeSantis directed DEO to waive job search requirements to receive reemployment benefits, SNAP, and TANF.

3/18/20 update:

Until further notice, we are following Brevard County health officials’ recommendations to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. ALL events, job fairs, training courses, workshops, and group-based activities have been canceled through April 15th. 

Employers

3/23/20 update:

Beginning Tuesday, March 24th, staff will be telecommuting and providing services virtually. Call (321) 504-7600 or e-mail businessservices@careersourcebrevard.com for assistance.

News from the Joint Information Center on COVID-19 for the State of Florida

  • Governor DeSantis directed DEO to waive penalties to employers – no longer “charging” employers for every employee that is laid off.

3/18/20 update:

We want to take this opportunity to underscore the impact the virus is having (and will continue to have) on local businesses. We are working with CareerSource Florida and the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity to provide resources and services to support the community during this economic slowdown.

What You Can Do

  • We encourage you to complete the Business Damage Assessment Survey to assess the impact of COVID-19 on Brevard’s local business operations. Responses to the survey could help with the availability of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program for businesses impacted by COVID-19.
  • On Thursday, March 26 at 9:30 am, the Manufacturers Association of Florida’s Space Coast (MASC) will host a webinar outlining resources available through its partners at GrowFL and FloridaMakes, including the FloridaMakes Business Continuity program. While it is designed to help manufacturers mitigate the impact of such disruptions to business as the COVID-19 health crisis, the information provided may be of interest to all local businesses including this planning checklist. To attend, please register here.

Until further notice, we are following Brevard County health officials’ recommendations to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. ALL events have been canceled through April 15th. 

Connect with Us

We will continue to assess the situation as more information becomes available and will provide continuous updates on this page, as well as on social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Jobs321).

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