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You can apply for Reemployment Assistance (formerly known as unemployment compensation) if you were working in Florida and are now:
To learn more about the program and how you can apply online. Click here to apply.
Beginning April 8, 2020, you can also pick up a paper application at the Homestead Branch Library (700 N. Homestead Blvd., Homestead, FL 33030). Unemployment applications in English, Spanish and Creole and envelopes to return them in will be available for pickup at tables outside the library entrances from 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. seven days a week until further notice. Residents can take the application home to fill out and then return it in the sealed envelope by dropping it off in the library location’s book drop or at any CareerSource South Florida location. Applications will be picked up from the book drops every day and delivered to CareerSource South Florida where trained staff will send them securely overnight to DEO in Tallahassee for processing. Residents can also download and print a copy of the application from DEO’s website and return it to any participating library’s book drop.
In addition, many companies are now hiring additional workers. Click here to read a Miami Herald Article with the information of companies currently hiring.
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As of March 17, 2020, pharmacies, gas stations and grocery stores will operate as usual. City services such as Water, Electric and Sanitation, including garbage pickups, are currently running as regularly scheduled. Any changes/updates will be posted to the City’s website. Residents should check the website regularly for any updates regarding Water, Electric and Sanitation and any additional closures or changes.