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Thursday, March 26, 2020
CareerSource Okaloosa Walton is actively monitoring the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic, and will continue to take the necessary precautions to ensure safety of our valued customers, partners, affiliates and staff.
This update is a follow-up to the e-mail sent earlier this morning, which states:
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:
CareerSource Okaloosa Walton to Provide Virtual Services Only
Career Centers Closed to the Public due to COVID -19
Shalimar, Fla – Out of an abundance of caution, ALL CareerSource Okaloosa Walton’s career centers and the administrative office will be closed to the public until further notice. All in-person events – including job fairs, network meetings, training and workshops have been postponed.
During this time, services will be offered virtually rather than face-to-face.
Hours of operation will continue to be Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 4:00pm; however, all business will be conducted by phone, web and email. Career seekers and employers are asked to call CareerSource Okaloosa Walton at (850) 833-7587, reach out by emailing email@example.com or connect with Staff by visiting our www.careersourceokaloosawalton.com/connectwithstaff page.
“For the protection of our customers and our staff, we’ve made the tough decision to only provide services virtually,” said Michele Burns, Executive Director of CareerSource Okaloosa Walton. “We’re still available to help businesses and career seekers in our communities, but to protect everyone, we feel this is the right approach at this time. We appreciate everyone’s cooperation and patience.”
Career seekers can continue to search for jobs and access information about leading industry sectors, as well as learn about training and education assistance online at www.employflorida.com. Stay connected with us via Facebook as we provide information on resume, interview and job placement assistance. Staff will be working diligently to connect job seekers with employment opportunities.
Anyone currently working with a Business Account Representative and/or participating in employment-related programs listed below are encouraged to call or email their assigned career advisor.
- Veterans’ Program
- Welfare Transition Program
- Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program Employment and Training (SNAP E&T)
- Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Adult and Dislocated Worker Program
- WIOA Youth/WorkforceNOW! Program
- Military Family Employment Advocacy (MFEA)Program
- Reemployment Services and Eligibility Assessment (RESEA)
Program Individuals who are displaced by COVID-19 can file for unemployment (Reemployment Assistance) online at floridajobs.org or by calling 1-800-204-2418. Florida’s Reemployment Assistance Program is administered by the Department of Economic Opportunity.
Important updates and additional information will be posted at www.careersourceokaloosawalton.com and on social media platforms.