CLAY COUNTY, Fla. — Unemployment is the worst it’s been since the Great Depression. Now, leaders in Clay County want to help. The county partnered with CareerSource to help people find jobs during the coronavirus pandemic.
“There are jobs out there that they have good visibility on. So it’s really on trying to get our residents connected with a new job,” said John Ward, Clay County director of emergency management.
The county is partnering with CareerSource Northeast Florida to provide a re-employment center at the Clay County fairgrounds. Ward said as of last week, 2,800 people in Clay County filed for unemployment.
“Many of our residents were struggling with trying to get that unemployment benefits and getting signed up for it. But that’s where the data was coming from,” Ward said.
Before you show up, go to careersourcenefl.com and sign up for an appointment. When you go, make sure you have a Social Security number, email address and work history to create or update your resume. You must also wear a mask.
The center is open Monday through Friday, by appointment only. Ward said they will be there for 30 days, or until the need is no longer there. A spokesperson with CareerSource said there are at least 3,700 jobs available through the companies they work with.
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