Thursday, March 11, 2010

Florida Back to Work Program: Help for Job Seeking Parents

Americans are still in fear of the unemployment market and for good reason. The Agency for Workforce Innovation announced yesterday that Florida reached an 11.9% unemployment rate. Break that down by counties and Hillsborough comes in with jobless numbers at 12.7% and Polk County at 13.3%; both are significantly up since 2009.

There is a light at the end of the tunnel for parents in Florida. A new program, Florida Back to Work, is helping parents with children 17 and younger, whose family income is less than 200% of the federal poverty level get jobs. What exactly does this program mean? People are getting jobs because employers who hire people enrolled in this program will receive a 95% reimbursement to cover the cost of employee wages and benefits

As a state, the Florida program will create up to 25,478 direct and indirect jobs. However, the programs funding will only be available until September 30, 2010, so if you are interested and think that you qualify for the program than don’t wait enroll now before time runs out!

To see the list of jobs that are available in the Florida Back to Work Program go to the Employ Florida Market at You can also go to the State of Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation to read more about the program.

What are your thoughts? Are you a parents who is looking for a job? Did you know about this program? Or, are you enrolled in this program? Leave comments below for me to post.

Carly Sabato

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