Florida Officials Seek To Replace Antiquated & Glitchy Jobless Benefits SystemAfter months of tech issues and glitches, Florida officials are recommending the state's antiquated unemployment processing system be replaced after a review confirmed it was incapable of handling the unprecedented deluge of jobless claims spawned by the coronavirus outbreak.
Dems Criticize Gov. Scott Over Troubled Unemployment WebsiteFlorida Democrats have criticized Gov. Rick Scott for failing to provide leadership or take ownership over the state's troubled $63 million unemployment website.
Feds Approve Fla. To Pay Thousands Of Delayed Jobless ClaimsThe federal government will allow the state to pay unemployment claims in cases that have been in dispute for more than a week, as officials look to ease a backlog created by Florida's new but trouble-plagued $63 million unemployment assistance website.
State To Fine Company Over Jobless Benefits Computer GlitchesThe state has started to impose daily fines and is withholding a $3 million payment to penalize a company that has helped overhaul the technically troubled unemployment-benefits computer system.