Places Open Up For Paper Unemployment Applications


With the number of Americans filling online for unemployment continuing to rise, many are finding it difficult to still file for unemployment. As another option, some have been getting their hands on paper applications.

According to NBC6 News.

"Four locations opened at Tuesday in Hialeah for residents to get paper applications - something the state has encouraged residents to do after recent problems with its employment website.

The locations where applications can be picked up that will open every day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. until further notice are:

  • Slade Park, 2501 West 74th Street, Hialeah, FL 33016
  • Goodlet Park, 4200 West 8th Avenue, Hialeah, FL 33012
  • John F. Kennedy Library, 190 West 49th Street, Hialeah, FL 33012
  • Babcock Park, 651 East 4th Avenue, Hialeah, FL 33010

Applications should be filled out and mailed back to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. 

"I would call three, four, five times waiting between 20 and 40 minutes and then they hang up on me completely," said Pablo Garcia, who waited outside one location for hours for an application. "It's very frustrating. No money coming out, no source of income."

Applications are also available atCareer Source service center locations throughout Broward and Miami Dade and, starting Wednesday, applications can also be picked up at 26 locations throughout Miami-Dade's public library system from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week until further notice".