FORT MYERS, Fla. – Thousands of Florida workers are exhausting their unemployment benefits but some workers may soon see additional benefits kick in.
It’s known as extended benefits and it’s been around since 2009. They kicked in when the state’s unemployment rate hit 10% in June.
However, the state won’t be ready to disburse the funds until December.
While thousands continue to collect unemployment benefits, many are turning to Career Source to find another job altogether.
Career Source is prepared and has planned two upcoming virtual job fairs to help.
A tech job fair is planned for October 15th, and another job fair geared toward helping veterans get jobs is scheduled on November 10th.
“We encourage veterans or any family members of veterans and actually the general public to joins us but the focus will be on businesses that are interested in hiring veterans,” said Jim