To motivate Florida residents still on the state’s unemployment lists, the Department of Economic Opportunity wants anyone who receives benefits to prove that they have applied for a job.
Department of Economic Opportunities director Dane Eagle said it was about helping people re-enter the workforce once additional federal benefits expire on June 26.
“There is hope on the horizon,” Eagle said. “400,000 jobs exist, we want to help you connect with those jobs.”
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As of June 1, unemployed claimants will need to look for work and report to DEO to continue receiving unemployment benefits. These job search requirements have been waived for more than a year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“Someday they’re going to wake up and they won’t get unemployment benefits,” Eagle said. “If they weren’t careful in finding a job, they won’t have an income.”
According to Florida Insight in April, there were more than 460,000 jobs available ranging from registered nurses with more than 20,000 openings to restaurant staff and cooks with more than 10,000 jobs combined.
The big question is whether there will be takers for the available jobs.
Mark Hamrick, Bankrate.comAccording to the senior economic analyst, people looking for new positions can be selective.
“When it comes to getting people back to work, it’s a competitive landscape,” Hamrick said. “This means that for people with the right skills, this economy is your oyster.”
This week, the Orlando Economic Partnership announced that TogetherHealth will offer 300 new jobs to accommodate a new office in Lake Mary.
The company’s new office is located at 255 Primera Blvd Suite 132.
“Seminole County is pleased to welcome TogetherHealth to our county,” said Seminole County President Lee Constantine. “Vibrant communities start with a diverse employment base. The 300 jobs created by TogetherHealth are essential to the continued diversification of our local economy. “
In a press release, the company said, “Median agent compensation is between $ 65,000 and $ 100,000 per year, including full commission and benefits.”
The company will provide paid time off for an employee’s COVID-19 vaccination appointment. The company also hires call center trainers, Medicare specialists, quality assurance professionals, and supervisors. Vacancies in the company can be found at https://togetherhealth.com.
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