Florida Re-Employment Assistance benefits, also known as unemployment compensation, provide temporary wage replacement benefits to qualified individuals in Florida who are unemployed through no fault of their own.
To receive these benefits, claimants are required by Florida law to complete a work registration process on the Employ Florida website.
The Employ Florida Website: Your Key Resource
Employ Florida is a valuable resource that can help you find employment, connect with employers, and access other resources. This tutorial will walk you through the necessary steps to complete the work registration requirement, including creating a new account, building or updating your resume, and completing the background wizard.
Step 1: Logging into Employ Florida
To get started, log into the Employ Florida website at employflorida.com or follow the link provided from the CONNECT system under the Job Seekers menu. Select the Re-Employment Assistance link to begin the work registration process.
Step 2: Acknowledging Requirements
On the work registration page, acknowledge the requirements and select “Next.”
Step 3: Account Verification
Provide your social security number to determine if you already have an Employ Florida account. If you don’t have an account, the system will guide you through the steps to create one and complete your benefits registration. If you already have an account, enter your information for verification in the database.
Step 4: Resetting Password (If Needed)
If your account is verified, you’ll be directed to reset your password. If account verification is unsuccessful, contact the DEO Customer Information Center for assistance.
Step 5: Reviewing and Updating Contact Information
Once logged into your account, review and update your contact information as necessary. Be sure to provide a valid email address if it’s not already listed.
Step 6: Creating or Updating Your Resume
If you’re a new user, follow the instructions to create or upload a resume using the Employ Florida Resume Builder. For returning users, access the Quick Menu from the upper left portion of the screen, click on “Resume Builder,” and select “Create New Resume.” Customize your resume and select the option to allow employers to view it online for better job opportunities.
Step 7: Completing the Background Wizard
Access the Background Wizard from the My Resources tab in the Quick Menu. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the 19 background sections, providing information about your education, occupational licenses, employment history, and skills. Once finished, select “Finish.”
Confirmation and Transfer of Information
Once you’ve completed these steps, you’ve successfully finished the full work registration process required to receive Florida Re-Employment Assistance benefits. It can take 24 to 48 hours for your work registration to transfer from Employ Florida to the CONNECT system. After the transfer, you’ll be able to manage your claim and request benefit payments.
If you have any questions or need further assistance regarding your Re-Employment Assistance benefits, please contact the Florida Re-Employment Assistance Customer Service Center at 1-833-FL-APPLY (1-833-352-7750) during Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time. You can also visit the Re-Employment Assistance Help Center on floridajobs.org for additional resources.