In an effort to help Miami-Dade County residents applying for state unemployment benefits, especially those who do not have computers at home, the Miami-Dade Public Library System is providing printed copies of Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) Reemployment Assistance Applications at 26 library locations.
Unemployment applications in English, Spanish and Creole and envelopes to return them in are available for pickup at tables outside the library entrances from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily until further notice.
Residents can take the application home to fill out and then return it in the sealed envelope by dropping it off in the library location’s book drop or at any CareerSource South Florida location.
Residents can also download and print a copy of the application from DEO's website and return it to any participating library's book drop. Security measures are in place to protect residents' personal information. Applications are picked up from the book drops by Miami-Dade County police officers every day and delivered to CareerSource South Florida where trained staff will send them securely overnight to DEO in Tallahassee for processing.
Additionally, three Department of Children and Families (DCF) applications are also available at the 26 library locations:
All applications are available in English, Spanish and Creole.
The applications can be returned by mail or fax, or dropped off at a DCF drop-box location or returned to a staff member at any of the library locations, where Library staff will securely transport them to one of the drop-box locations. Instructions and more information can be found on the top page of the application.
Job seekers can receive free one-on-one interview coaching and résumé reviews from Adrienne Arsht Center Human Resources professionals. This is open to all industries and levels of experience.