The State of Florida has issued paper unemployment applications in English, Spanish and Creole, to help applicants who cannot apply via the website. The application should be printed, completed, and mailed to: Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, P.O. Box 5350, Tallahassee, FL 32314-5350 Printed paper applications are available at the Police Station and Fire Station 7.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has waived the mandatory delay that prevented applicants from receiving benefits during the first week of their unemployment. In addition, DeSantis dropped the requirements to contact at least five potential employers per week and complete work registration on the Employ Florida website. Finally, through Emergency Order 20-104, DeSantis has suspended the unemployment bi-weekly reporting requirement.
Employ Florida, serves as Florida’s official job-matching database that is updated daily by employers looking to fulfill their hiring needs. Through the online portal, you can apply for jobs, set up automatic job posting notifications, upload your résumé, research training and education opportunities and more.