COVID-19 Job Seeker Help and Information Links

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The COVID-19 crisis has not been good for the Central Florida employment marketplace.  To help job seekers, is dedicated to providing links to REAL information that covers items from unemployment insurance to federal stimulus information.  In addition, we handpicked a few excellent job seeker articles to give you information about interviewing, finding open jobs and anything job related.  The bottom line is no one has ever experienced an event that has affected the entire world in such a short period of time. 

We are all in this together, and we hope you can find the information you need to help your situation. 


Federal Stimulus Help

While the federal stimulus package has not been 100% approved, this article helps take you through all the stimulus packages for employers and job seekers.  Highlights include loans to businesses to pay their employees full pay for up to 4 months while the economy recovers (as long as the company retains its employees).

Great article for job seekers because it also lets you know many things you should consider.

Coronavirus Guide for Small Businesses


Central Florida County’s Help Links

Orange County 211 Helpline      

Dial 211 and be connected to Orange County's 24-hour hotline.  This provides services for almost anything you need including food services, utilities assistance, mental health services, social services, military and veteran services, homelessness and so much more.  (Orange county residents)

Rental Assistance Program Orange County

Orange County Public Schools - Student Feeding Sites

Seminole County COVID-19 Resources

Seminole County Public Schools - Student Meals & Food Pantry Information

Osceola County Financial Assistance COVID-19 Programs

Osceola County Public Schools - Student and Family Meals

Florida Department of Children and Families

Childcare, food, medical assistance, cash, abuse hotline and much more.


Unemployment Benefits-Get Your Benefits (explained)

How to file for unemployment benefits during coronavirus pandemic.

Reemployment Assistance Service Center

What used to be called unemployment, if you have been terminated or laid off and work in Florida, this is where you apply for benefits. (additional information including unemployment guide).

Bartender Assistance Program  Program Application

Bartender Emergency Assistance Program: The United States Bartenders Guild’s National Charity Foundation has launched a program for bartenders impacted by COVID-19. The Bartender Emergency Assistance Program is meant to aid service industry personnel experiencing financial difficulties.

Restaurant and Bar employees assistance program application


COVID-19 Testing Information

Testing Sites for COVID-19        

FAQ and tons of information on how to get tested.  Anyone get tested as long as you follow the directions.  You do not need insurance and there is absolutely NO COST. 


Helpful Job Seeker Information to Help During COVID-19

Help for Your Job Search During Coronavirus (COVID-19) Uncertainty -Important

3 ways to keep your job search active during the COVID-19 pandemic

How Soon-To-Be College Graduates Can Job Hunt During The Coronavirus Outbreak

Working from home because of COVID-19? Here are 10 ways to spend your time

What Does the Coronavirus Pandemic Mean for Your Job Search?

Tips if you’re let go because of coronavirus

13 steps to take if you’ve lost your job due to the coronavirus crisis

Coronavirus is putting millions of jobs at risk. Here’s what to do if you’re worried about getting laid off

If Coronavirus Moved Your Job Interview to Video, Here's How to Crush It

What You Should Know About the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and COVID-19

Coronavirus Information and Resources for the Restaurant Industry

Can The Coronavirus Impact Your Ability To Get A Job?

Tips for a Job Search During the Coronavirus Pandemic- College Students

How to Job Search During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic-Great Video for job seekers!

COVID-19 Job Search-->Learn to Improve your profile with LinkedIn Coaches- Free Webinar

Self-isolation as a gift, not a grind

The U.S. economy has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic—here’s what it’s like for job seekers

The Coronavirus Effect: Here Are The Jobs That Will Be Added And Lost

'You Don't Really Expect It To Happen To You': When Your Job Is Suddenly Gone

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