Unemployment Grants in Gulfport, Pinellas County, Florida, 33711
Specializing in unemployment grants for veterans and the unemployed
Are you Unemployed in Gulfport, Pinellas County? We can help!
If you are under-employed or unemployed, have received a notice of lay-off or are on food stamps, 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 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). There is no cost to you if you qualify. 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:
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. You will need to apply for unemployment if you have already been let go. 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.
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. Because the application process for WIOA will be easier, if you qualify for food stamps you should apply. If you are strictly using income, you will need to provide pay check stubs for the last 26 weeks. If you were on food stamps at any time during the last 26 weeks you will qualify, the other advantage is that. 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.
If you were honorably discharged in the last 48 months and are unemployed, then you can qualify for a WIOA grant. If you made more than you did in the military after you left the service and then quit that job you might not qualify. Spouses of active duty members who had to leave their job because their spouse was reassigned and relocated also qualify.
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. 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. They help you with your cover letter, resume, LinkedIn profile, interview skills and more. 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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