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Residents in Flagler County work on computer skills to apply for jobs and unemployment benefits. The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity is entering talks with the Labor Department in an effort to make changes to its jobless benefit program.
You might want to wait for the state to release a way to submit the form electronically. But it’s unclear when that will be available.
Yesterday• Health
Instead, Gov. Ron DeSantis and officials encouraged houses of worship to practice social distancing. But they can hold services if they want.
Apr. 4• Health
And another Tampa lawmaker wants an audit of the department.
Apr. 3• Health
The number of people needing to turn to assistance with getting food is growing in Florida amid the coronavirus.
Apr. 3• Health

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  1. Residents in Flagler County work on computer skills to apply for jobs and unemployment benefits. The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity is entering talks with the Labor Department in an effort to make changes to its jobless benefit program.
  2. A voter uses hand sanitizer as she leaves a polling station for the Florida presidential primary, Tuesday, March 17, 2020, in Bonita Springs, Fla. [ELISE AMENDOLA  |  AP]
  3. Florida Senator Janet Cruz on the floor of the Florida Senate, Thursday, May 2, 2019. [SCOTT KEELER  |  Times (2019)]
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  5. In this July 21, 2016, photo Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, center left, walks with vice presidential candidate Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana as confetti and balloons fall during celebrations after Trump's acceptance speech on the final day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. [MATT ROURKE  |  AP]
  6. This is what Florida Senate President Bill Galvano was doing during the final week of legislative session in March. [SCOTT KEELER  |  TAMPA BAY TIMES]
  7. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis listens during a news conference at a drive-through coronavirus testing site in front of Hard Rock Stadium, Monday, March 30, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla. Gov. Ron DeSantis doesn't want the people on the Holland America's Zandaam where four people died and others are sick to be treated in Florida, saying the state doesn't have the capacity to treat outsiders as the coronavirus outbreak spreads. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) [WILFREDO LEE  |  AP]
  8. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is seen during a news conference Thursday, April 2, 2020. [The Florida Channel]
  9. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks during a news conference at a drive-through coronavirus testing site in front of Hard Rock Stadium, Monday, March 30, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla. Gov. Ron DeSantis doesn't want the people on the Holland America's Zandaam where four people died and others are sick to be treated in Florida, saying the state doesn't have the capacity to treat outsiders as the coronavirus outbreak spreads. [WILFREDO LEE  |  AP]
  10. Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Executive Director Ken Lawson apologized for the problems with the state's unemployment website on Thursday, April 2, 2020. [LAWRENCE MOWER  |  Zoom]
  11. A usually active 200 block of Central Avenue in downtown St. Petersburg is eerily quiet at around 9:30 pm on Wednesday night March 18, 2020 as restaurants and bars closed early due to the government mandated operating restrictions including alcohol sales impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic.  [BOYZELL HOSEY  |  BOYZELL HOSEY   |   Times]
  12. Santa Clara County Public Health Department Director Dr. Sara Cody speaks during a news conference in San Jose, Calif., on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. Santa Clara County health officials confirmed a second case of unknown origin of the novel coronavirus. [ANDA CHU  |  AP]
  1. Zac Giparas, 28, takes a picture of the COVID-19 update beach closure sign along the sand at North Shore Park on Friday, March 20, 2020 in St. Petersburg. Giparas is a USF grad student currently on spring break. "It's a safety  concern. You gotta do what you can for public safety," he said, regarding an earlier order for the local beaches to close. [DIRK SHADD  |  Times]
  2. Just two people cross the ticketing and check-in level of Tampa International Airport, Friday, March 27, 2020. Many people are avoiding travel due to the coronavirus pandemic. [SCOTT KEELER  |  Times]
  3. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is seen during a news conference Wednesday, April 1, 2020. [The Florida Channel]
  4. U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams. [PATRICK SEMANSKY  |  AP]
  5. Protesters gathered outside the federal courthouse in Tallahassee on Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, while a federal judge heard arguments for an against the the Legislature's bill implementing Amendment 4. [LAWRENCE MOWER  |  Times (2019)]
  6. In this image take from a Facebook live video, Pastor Rodney Howard-Browne leads his congregation during a service Sunday, March 29, 2020 at The River at Tampa Bay Church. [Photo from Facebook]
  7. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is seen during a news conference Tuesday, March 31, 2020. [The Florida Channel]
  8. Florida Highway Patrol.
  9. Florida's Department of Economic Opportunity [Twitter]
  10. Three cities will hold elections April 14 in Pasco County. Times (2012) [Tampa Tribune]
  11. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis in Miami Gardens. [WILFREDO LEE  |  AP]
  12. Florida Secretary of State Laurel Lee speaks at an October news conference in Tallahassee. [STEVE CANNON  |  Associated Press]
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