Upcoming City Event to Help the Unemployed

Free City Seminar: Understanding Unemployment Insurance

(Wednesday, March 10, 2010) The public is invited to attend a FREE City of West Palm Beach seminar entitled “Understanding Unemployment Insurance.” The free seminar is being held Monday, March 15, 2010, from noon to 1:00 p.m. at the City of West Palm Beach Library Auditorium. The auditorium is on the third floor of the library, which is located at 411 Clematis Street.

The State of Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation will lead the seminar. Topics will include how to file an unemployment insurance claim, who is eligible to file an unemployment insurance claim, requirements to receive unemployment insurance and more. Experts will be on hand to answer any questions.

According to the Agency for Workforce Innovation, Florida’s unemployment rate hit 11.9% in January 2010, which ties the state’s highest rate ever recorded. 1.1 million Floridians are currently unemployed.