Unemployment Grants South Pasadena, Pinellas County, Florida, 33707
Specializing in unemployment grants for veterans and the unemployed
Are you Unemployed in South Pasadena, Pinellas County? We can help!
If you are unemployed or under-employed or have received a notice of lay-off, there is a federally funded unemployment grant that can people like you in Pinellas County. The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) pays for training for Dislocated 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). If you qualify, there is no cost to you. This is a grant. 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, let go for performance or 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 first. 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 can 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 qualify for food stamps you should apply because the application process for WIOA will be easier. If you are strictly using income, you will need to provide pay check stubs for the last 26 weeks. The other advantage is that if you were on food stamps at any time during the last 26 weeks you will qualify. Note that counties typically have less funding for adult low income so this does run out more quickly. 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!)
If you were honorably discharged in the last 48 months and are unemployed, then you can qualify for a WIOA grant. There are a few exceptions: If you retired after 20+ years you do not qualify. Also, if you made more than you did in the military after you left the service and then quit you might not qualify. Otherwise you probably do. 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 in 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. Many of these companies now recruit from us. This is a free service. As part of this program we have partnered with a staffing firm to help the people in this program get placed. Over half the jobs we have placed people in are not even advertised. Check the Home tab for more information then contact us to see if you qualify! Or call today at 813-387-3503
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