Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates for Businesses

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CareerSource South Florida continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation closely and will share communications and resources, as they are made available to us. Particularly, information that may relate to supporting your staff and business operations.

Our goal is to meet this challenge head-on by sharing best practices amongst the private and public sectors, while providing employers with the guidance they need to keep their operations running.

To address the current worldwide pandemic, temporary emergency policies are being implemented and should not be considered permanent changes unless otherwise noted.

Listed are additional resources that can assist you:

• Short-Time Compensation Program as known as Work Sharing:

This is a voluntary employer program designed to help employers maintain their staff by reducing the weekly working hours during temporary slowdowns instead of temporarily laying off employees. For more information click on the link below.

• Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program:

Provides short-term, interest-free loans to small business owners that are experiencing economic damage because of COVID-19. For more information click on the link below.

• Small Business Administration (SBA): Disaster Assistance in Response to the Coronavirus

The SBA is offering designated states and territories low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). For more information click on the link below.

• Business Damage Assessment Survey:

Managed by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), the Business Damage Assessment Survey will evaluate businesses affected by COVID-19 and the impacts the virus has had on the local economy. The information gathered allows State Government to fully assess the comprehensive impact COVID-19 is having on Florida businesses and industries, then mobilize the appropriate resources to help alleviate those pressures.

It is highly recommended that all businesses that have been impacted, fill out the Business Damage Assessment Survey from the State. You can access the survey click on the link below.

• Florida’s Re-employment Assistance Program:

If you have no choice but to lay-off employees, for a short but defined period of time, look into the Temporary Layoff provision of Florida’s Re-employment Assistance Program. For more information click on the link below.

If you are in need of regular, Business Services call 305-470-JOBS (5627).

Our Business Service representatives are standing by to assist you with your employment needs during this difficult time. Business Service representatives will continue to provide the same services that you have been receiving but will do so remotely with you through phone calls or through video chat.

If you already have a representative that you are working with, please contact them directly.
For more information click on the link below.

If you have unresolved issues, you may use the contact button on the homepage to fill out a customer complaint form and a CareerSource representative will contact you as soon as possible. Please understand that due to the circumstance, CareerSource South Florida will be experiencing a tremendous call volume. Please allow sufficient time for a representative to return your call.