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The Palm Beach County Library System has many resources available to help individuals and businesses affected by COVID-19. Ask-A-Librarian staff are available by phone, email and chat to help members who have questions or need assistance filling out unemployment/reemployment forms.
The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity website at floridajobsresources.com provides access to unemployment and reemployment assistance, job listings, small business loans, and other compensation programs provided by state and federal government.
Paper unemployment applications in English, Spanish and Creole are available to pick up at FedEx Office Centers and outside of the main entrance of the following Library locations:
Please do not return completed paper applications to library locations. They can be dropped off FedEx Office Centers in Palm Beach County. FedEx will send applications to Tallahassee at no charge.
See our fact sheet for answers to other questions updated with the latest information from the state.Unemployment / Reemployment Assistance Fact Sheet (Google Doc)
Visit our website at http://www.pbclibrary.org/coronavirus-virtual-library to sign up for a free temporary e-card. You will have access to the following which will help with reemployment and career guidance:
An online career guidance center that walks users through the job-search process from beginning to end. Assists with creating resumes and cover letters, assessing career interests, finding job listings, and interview preparation.
Online learning with skill building modules, test preparation materials and practice exams; including test preparation E-books. Take practice tests for GED, SAT, FCAT, fire fighter, postal worker and many more. Learn techniques for job searching , resumes, interviewing and workplace skills.
Free online tutoring in math, science, social studies and language arts as well. Local open jobs, résumé and cover letter templates, interview guidelines and much more for job seekers. Grades K-12, College Intro, and Adult Learners. Live one-to-one help is available every day from 12:00 pm-12:00 am. Assistance provided in Spanish every day from 2:00 pm-12:00 am.
Tech-Talk is a digital learning tool with easy-to-read articles, videos, and other sources for tips and tricks in technology and communications. New material added weekly.
An online learning tool with courses available in a wide-range of categories like leadership, software, and personal development. The self-paced courses include videos, resources that can be downloaded and saved, and exercises and activities.
You are also encouraged to use our downloadable resources including e-books, audiobooks, e-magazines, streaming or downloadable music, e-movies and e-TV shows.
Come back as we provide updates and information to help you navigate the current situation.
In recognition of Financial Literacy Month, our Supporters have created useful, educational, and insightful webinars on various topics. Each topic is uniquely relevant to our current environment and is pre-recorded so you can view them when it is most convenient for you. Feel free to share the webinars with others who could benefit from them.
Important information from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau with a link to the information below.