This evening, Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-93 directing all state agencies to provide assistance to the state Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) as it processes a high volume of requests for Reemployment Assistance due to layoffs as a result of COVID-19. The Governor’s executive order also directs the 24 local workforce development boards within the CareerSource Florida network to assist with dissemination and collection of paper applications, which will be returned to DEO for processing.

“With the unprecedented volume of Reemployment Assistance claims being filed as a result of COVID-19, we recognize the leadership of Governor Ron DeSantis in directing all executive agencies to support the Department of Economic Opportunity in receiving and processing claims,” said CareerSource Florida Board Chairman Kevin Doyle.  “The statewide CareerSource Florida network is here to support the Governor’s order and assist Floridians in applying for assistance and supporting their families.”

“In times of crisis, and as we enter recovery, please know each of Florida’s local workforce development boards, our CareerSource Florida network partners, are here for you,” said CareerSource Florida President and CEO Michelle Dennard. “As Governor Ron DeSantis has directed, the CareerSource Florida network, which includes 24 local workforce development boards and 100 career centers statewide, is here to help Floridians access Reemployment Assistance, evaluate skills and connect with employers who are hiring now and as we move forward.”




CareerSource Florida, with its business-led board of directors, provides policy direction for talent development programs administered by the Department of Economic Opportunity, Florida’s 24 local workforce development boards and their 100 career centers. The CareerSource Florida State Board serves as the Governor’s principal workforce policy and investment board, working in partnership with DEO, which is responsible for the state workforce system’s fiscal and administrative affairs, and local workforce development boards that serve Florida’s businesses and career seekers. Together, the CareerSource Florida network connects employers with qualified, skilled talent and Floridians with employment and career development opportunities to achieve economic prosperity. Learn more at

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