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CareerSource Gulf Coast Updates Procedures in Response to COVID-19



Date: 2020/03/25

CareerSource Gulf Coast has been closely monitoring COVID-19, taking precautionary measures to keep our staff members and customers safe.


“As of Wednesday, March 25, all our offices will operate on an appointment-only service delivery system,” stated Kim Bodine, executive director of CareerSource Gulf Coast.  “Doing this will allow us to keep customers and staff from exceeding 10 individuals in any given each area and allow us ample time between appointments to carry out additional cleaning procedures; sanitizing all surfaces before and after each client’s appointment.” 


Due to limitations placed on businesses across that nation, it is anticipated that a large number of individuals will be laid off, whether it be temporarily or permanently. It is important to note that although Florida’s Reemployment Assistance Program is operated under the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, CareerSource Gulf Coast has resources and knowledgeable staff to assist those who need help filing their Reemployment Assistance claim (also known as Unemployment Compensation). 


Our area employers are also experiencing difficulties beyond their control, including limited operating hours, store closures, etc. There are resources available for business owners during this time, including the Short-Term Compensation and the Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program. These resources, among others, are offered to provide layoff aversion and to keep businesses afloat during this unforeseen business interruption.  For employers who would like more information, please contact us at 850-872-4340, or visit our website at


=  We ask that anyone who is able to connect with us without physically coming to a center, please do so. We have staff ready to assist clients via phone, email and social media. 

=  If a client must come in, remember that we are operating on an appointment only basis. Anyone needing to meet with a member of our staff or use a computer, must make an appointment in advance. Appointments can be made by visiting our website –


Most importantly, we want the community to know that we are here for you. We will do all that we can to see our area job seekers, businesses, community partners and community members through this trying time. We will be posting frequent updates to our social media (Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn), as well as to our COVID-19 webpage You can contact us via email at or phone at (850) 872-4340 ext. 8200.


CareerSource Gulf Coast ( CareerSource Gulf Coast provides employment solutions to job seekers and employers in Bay, Gulf and Franklin Counties, all at no-cost.