ORLANDO, Fla. – Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said more than 100 FedEx storefronts in the state are providing free printing and mailing of reemployment assistance applications.
Gov. DeSantis posted the news on Twitter.
I appreciate @FedEx’s willingness to help Floridians in a time of need. Starting today, over 100 @FedEx storefronts throughout the state are providing free printing and mailing of reemployment assistance applications.— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) April 6, 2020
“Anyone needing to file for unemployment in the state of Florida can come into one of our more than 120 FedEx Office Print and Ship stores in Florida, pick up a copy of the application and complete it. Preprinted Re-employment Assistance Application Forms are available in English, Spanish, and Creole. FedEx Office will ship all completed applications to the state each day, also free of charge,” FedEx said in a statement.
People searching for an application can also download a paper application and print it out from their own computer.
Many people who have tried to apply for reemployment assistance had problems submitting applications to the Department of Economic Opportunity’s website.
The DOE has spent more than $25 million the past couple of weeks to improve the computer and phone systems to collect the applications.
Several Florida representatives are also printing out applications for people to pick up.