Unemployment Grants in Clearwater, Pinellas County, Florida, 34629
Specializing in unemployment grants for veterans and the unemployed
Are you Unemployed in Clearwater, Pinellas County? We can help!
The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) pays for training for under-employed or unemployed workers to get professional certified skills (CompTIA, Microsoft, Cisco, Project Management Professional (PMP), Six Sigma, SHRM and other certifications that are now required by many of the employers we work with). This is a grant. These are short term training programs designed to get you back into the workforce with a good career as soon as possible.
Here are some of the ways you can qualify:
Government Grants for Dislocated Workers
If you were laid off from your last job, your job was eliminated, your place of work closed or you have received a letter of lay off, then you are a dislocated worker. If you have already been let go, you will need to apply for unemployment. Note that unemployment is based on where you worked, but the WIOA grant is based on the county where you live. , if you worked in Texas but moved to Florida after you were let go you can still qualify.. Your unemployment benefits will come from Texas but your WIOA grant will come from the county where you live in Florida. If you received a layoff letter, also known as a WARN letter, you may be able to apply for a grant now and not have to wait.
Government Grants for Adult Low Income
If you are on food stamps or other government assistance, or your income is below a certain amount, then you could be eligible for a WIOA grant based on your income. If you are strictly using income, you will need to provide pay check stubs for the last 26 weeks. If you qualify both as a dislocated worker and adult low income, they will usually put you under dislocated worker because there is more funding available.
Government Grants for Veterans (and their spouses!)
You can qualify for a WIOA grant if you were honorably discharged in the last 48 months and are unemployed. There are a few exceptions: If you retired after 20+ years you may not qualify. If you made more than you did in the military after you left the service and then quit that job you might not qualify. If you have questions, call me. There are also programs for military spouses. For instance, spouses of active duty members who had to leave their job because their spouse was reassigned and relocated also qualify.
Government Grants for Youths 18-24
If you are 18-24 and unemployed you might be eligible for a WIOA Youth grant. This is a tremendous opportunity to get the skills you need to get started in your career. The funding is limited and the program varies by county so call 813-387-3503 for more information.
The application process is different for each county. It can also be cumbersome and drag on endlessly if you are not prepared. We walk you through the entire process to make sure your application is handled in a timely manner so we can go to work to get you trained, certified and help you with job placement.
Our company, New Horizons, has partnered with this government agency that administers this program to help dislocated workers. We are the world’s largest independent training company and currently provide training in IT, Cyber-Security, Project Management and Business to over 3,000 employers in Central Florida alone. As part of this program we have partnered with a staffing firm to help the people in this program get placed.
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