CareerSource Gulf Coast updates procedures in response to COVID-19

CareerSource Gulf Coast serves Bay, Gulf and Franklin Counties, with offices and services located across the region. (WJHG/WECP)

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - CareerSource Gulf Coast is making some changes due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Kim Bodine, Executive Director of CareerSource Gulf Coast, says that as of Wednesday, March 25, all offices will operate on an appointment-only service delivery system.

Due to limitations placed on businesses across the nation, CareerSource Gulf Coast says it is anticipated that a large number of individuals will be laid off, whether it be temporarily or permanently. Officials say it is important to note that although Florida’s Reemployment Assistance Program is operated under the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, CareerSource Gulf Coast has resources for those who need help filing their Reemployment Assistance claim.

Officials ask that anyone who is able to connect with staff without physically coming to a center to please do so. You can contact them by email at or phone at (850) 872-4340 ext. 8200.

For employers who would like more information about the Short-Term Compensation and the Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program, please call (850) 872-4340, or visit CareerSource Gulf Coast's website.

Copyright 2020 WJHG. All rights reserved.