CareerSource Gulf Coast offers unemployment help remotely

Published: Mar. 26, 2020 at 7:37 AM CDT
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CareerSource Gulf Coast is making some changes due to the coronavirus outbreak.

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.

Generally, individuals who need to apply will fall into one of three categories:

1. Has basic computer skills (able to access the internet, fill out the application, etc.), and has access to a computer and the internet. In this situation, the claim can be filed electronically from any computer (client does not have to come in to one of our offices).

2. Has basic computer skills (able to access the internet, fill out the application, etc.), but does not have access to a computer and/or the internet. In this situation, the client can make an appointment.

3. Does not have basic computer skills and/or a family member or friend who can assist with the application filing process. In this situation, a client needs to call the Reemployment Assistance Call Center at 1-800-204-2418.

Anyone applying for Reemployment Assistance needs to have the following information ready before beginning the application process—

1. Social Security Number

2. Driver's License or State ID

3. Your last 18 months of employment information: name of employer, reason for separation, earnings, start and end date of employment and the FEIN number of the employer (this can be found on your paystub or looked up in the application system)

4.Work authorization if you are not a US citizen

5. DD214 member: 2,3,4,5,6,7, or 8 (if military employee)

6. SF8 or SF 50 (if federal employee)

7. Union name, hall number and phone number (if union worker)

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