Effective Wed, Sep 30, Career Transitions will no longer be available. It will be replaced with Peterson's Career Prep. Please download any résumés or cover letters you may have created in Career Transitions prior to Wed, Sep 30, to avoid any loss of data.
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 library branch locations.
The Department of Economic Opportunity helpline number is 833-352-7759 (833-FL-APPLY). People who need assistance filing a claim online because of legal reasons, computer illiteracy, language barriers, or disabilities may call 800-681-8102.
CareerSource Palm Beach County offices in West Palm Beach and Belle Glade are open. Call 561-340-1600 (West Palm Beach) or 561-829-2040 (Belle Glade) or visit www.careersourcepbc.com/contact-us.
You will be required to provide the following information, so have it handy when you begin your application:
Social Security Number
State driver’s license or ID
Last 18 months’ employment information
Employer’s name, address, telephone number
Employment start date and end date
Reason for separation
Work Authorization (if not U.S. Citizen)
DD-24 for Military
SF8 or SF50 for Federal Employees
See our fact sheet for answers to other questions updated with the latest information from the state.
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.
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.
Your Library at Home
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.
Library Informational Blog
Come back as we provide updates and information to help you navigate the current situation.
Financial Literacy Month
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.