La Representative Donna Shalala (FL-27) issued a statement this Tuesday (24.03.2020) in which it advocates frelaxation of the requirements for unemployment benefits in the Florida.

By MiamiDiario Newsroom

"A week ago, as the gravity of this crisis became increasingly apparent, my colleagues in the Florida delegation and I asked the Governor DeSantis which ease requirements for Floridians seeking unemployment benefitsShalala points out.

According to the Democratic representative, today's announcement of the Department of Economic Opportunities of Florida that will eliminate job search requirements e online registration "It's a step in the right direction for the millions of people in our state who are already feeling the economic impacts of this national emergency«.

Dona Sahala thanked the State Senator Jose Javier Rodriguez and the Miami-Dade Commissioner Eileen Higgins for all the work they have done to draw attention to this issue. "We will continue to work to do everything we can to make sure putting workers and families first during this pandemic," he said.

For more information on how to seek unemployment assistance in Florida visit Rep. Shalala's website on COVID-19.

Source: Press release

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