Unemployment Grants in Baskin, Pinellas County, Florida, 34648
Specializing in unemployment grants for veterans and the unemployed
Are you Unemployed in Baskin, Pinellas County? We can help!
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). 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. Note that unemployment is based on where you worked, but the WIOA grant is based on the county where you live. Your unemployment benefits will come from Texas but your WIOA grant will come from the county where you live in Florida.
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. You will need to provide pay check stubs for the last 26 weeks if you are strictly using income. The other advantage is that if you were on food stamps at any time during the last 26 weeks you will qualify. Note that counties typically have less funding for adult low income so this does run out more quickly. They will usually put you under dislocated worker because there is more funding available if you qualify both as a dislocated worker and adult low income.
You can qualify for a WIOA grant if you were honorably discharged in the last 48 months and are unemployed. There are a few exceptions: If you retired after 20+ years you may not qualify. If you made more than you did in the military after you left the service and then quit that job you might not qualify. Call me if you have questions. There are also programs for military spouses. 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. As part of this program we have partnered with a staffing firm to help the people in this program get placed.
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