Important Layoff Assistance Information, Resources & Updates

Layoff Assistance Information, Resources and Updates

CareerSource Gulf Coast, in conjunction with the State of Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, provides Rapid Response services to workers impacted by mass layoffs and plant closings.

Help is Here.

Receiving the unexpected news of a layoff can be an emotional and stressful experience. CareerSource Gulf Coast is here to help with Rapid Response services. These services are designed to minimize the impact to workers and help them quickly re-enter the workforce or provide training opportunities to establish a new career path. The Rapid Response program also supports the employer to help minimize disruptions associated with job losses to the affected workers and community.

For immediate layoff assistance contact us:

Phone: (850)


Visit or call a CareerSource Gulf Coast Job Center

Outside of Bay, Gulf, or Franklin Counties:
Contact us at (850) 872-4340 and we will refer you to the closest CareerSource location.

View short videos that provide an overview of special services to dislocated workers.

Layoff Assistance for Dislocated Workers

Get Started now:
1. Create your profile at
2. Complete this survey to help us craft a plan right for you and your unique situation:
3. Contact us at (850) 872-4340

If you need a PIN reset to access your Reemployment Assistance CONNECT account, please click below.


Direct Services to Affected Workers

  • Hiring events with area employers that have job opportunities for affected workers
  • Guidance in applying for Reemployment Assistance
  • Fully funded job training for in-demand careers in this region, which includes tuition, books, uniforms, and other supportive services
  • Information on impacts of layoff on health coverage and other benefits
  • One-on-one career counseling
  • Job search and placement assistance
  • Resume preparation
  • Interview coaching
  • Resource Room at Job Centers that provide computers, internet access, phones, fax lines, copy machines, scanners, etc.
  • Access to CareerSource mobile career center at worksite
  • Special evening hours to accommodate shift schedules
  • Priority of Service for veterans and eligible spouses
  • Connection and referrals to community resources
  • Click here for a list of our office locations and telephone numbers. You can also email for assistance.
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    WestRock employees: Start here
    • If you need assistance with any of these steps, please contact us
    • First complete your Employ Florida profile, at, also a key step in the Reemployment Assistance claims process
    • Next complete this confidential survey to help craft an individualized plan that's best for your needs:
    • Visit our mobile career center onsite at WestRock, or visit one of our Bay, Gulf, or Franklin County locations.
    • Do you reside outside of Bay, Gulf or Franklin counties? Find the CareerSource Job Center nearest you
    • Text our Rapid Response hotline for immediate assistance: 850-866-3726
    • Email us for immediate assistance:
    • Reemployment (Unemployment) Claims/Benefits
    • Search and apply for jobs at Employ Florida:
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    Employers with Jobs Openings
    • Are you an employer interested in hiring WestRock employees or others who have been recently laid off? Please contact our Business Services Team at (850) 872-4340

    • We will assist you with a job order, and your positions will be available and searchable at Employ Florida, a job-matching database:

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    Reemployment Assistance

The CareerSource Gulf Coast team was pleased to serve clients at its Mobile Career Center onsite at WestRock.