Business & Employment Help

For Businesses

Information and resources for businesses, employers, and agri-business relating to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Guidance and help from Hillsborough County

Information and tools

Financial help and guidance

Prospera: Ayuda para pequeñas y medianas empresas en español

Prospera ayuda a iniciar, fortalecer e impulsar negocios hispanos a través de servicios gratuitos de asesoría y programas de educación empresarial en español. Durante esta crisis, Prospera puede ayudarle a enfrentar y resolver retos de su negocio, incluyendo asistencia para obtener capital de emergencia de programas gubernamentales.

813-NEGOCIO (634-6246)

Guidance and help from the State of Florida

Information and tools

  • Florida SBDC at Hillsborough County - Florida SBDC at Hillsborough County business consultants are available to assist small businesses prepare disaster loan applications and with other post-disaster challenges at no-cost. Visit Florida SBDC at Hillsborough County to request a phone or virtual appointment
  • Determine damage related to disaster impacts - Take the  Business Damage Assessment Survey  for Coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • Florida Department of Health (FDOH) - The FDOH website has many resources, as well as up-to-date figures on how COVID-19 is impacting our state

Guidance and help from the federal government

Information and tools

Financial help and guidance

Update: On April 24, the Federal government approved more than $300 billion in additional funding for small business assistance programs, as part of an overall increase to the CARES Act stimulus. Download Information | Espanol

Resources for Property Managers

During this unprecedented and unpredictable time, it is more important than ever to have the tools in place to protect your community against COVID-19 (coronavirus). Even housing communities that do not allow pets should prepare. Despite no-pet policies, you likely have animals in the community either through reasonable accommodations or residents who have pets against the rules. This free guide to help you navigate through this emergency.

 

For Employees

Florida residents whose incomes are negatively affected by efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19 may be eligible for Reemployment Assistance.

Guide for Reemployment Services    Un guía para servicios de Reempleo

Help from the State of Florida

If you have lost your job and you need help with unemployment benefits call 1-800-204-2418 or go online at  FloridaJobs.org and click Reemployment Assistance Service Center to learn more about the program and watch a short video about how to apply.

Eligibility

People may apply if they:

  • Are quarantined by a medical professional or government agency.
  • Were laid off or sent home without pay by their employer due to COVID-19.
  • Are caring for an immediate family member who has contracted the virus.

Residents who still receive wages, even if on paid leave due to coronavirus measures, are not eligible for Reemployment Assistance.

People seeking help due to the virus outbreak are subject to the same application, review, and payment processes as everyone applying for Reemployment Assistance.

Looking for a job

 CareerSource Tampa Bay, supported by Hillsborough County, can help workers whose livelihoods are affected by COVID-19. Here’s how to reach CareerSource Tampa Bay by telephone:

  • Tampa: (813) 930-7400
  • Brandon: (813) 930-7832
  • Ruskin: (813) 419-5300
  • Plant City: (813) 930-7400; extension 5563
  • To use the CareerSource Tampa Bay Virtual Assistant SMS text system, text "INFO" to (813)-412-8647 for access to customized content on all services and departments.

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U.S. Department of Labor's Employee Benefits Security Administration

Find information about retirement, health, and other workplace related benefits from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration

Further resources for families

If you or your family need assistance with social programs or support, call: 211 or visit the 211 Tampa Bay site.