Career Source Gulf Coast hosts Florida DEO’s Unemployment Insurance Town Hall  June 8 and 9 in Panama City

DEO is hosting informational town hall meetings to introduce Connect and SIDES E-Response.

SIDES (State Information Data Exchange System) is a nationally recognized program that allows employers from across the country to respond to state unemployment insurance (UI) requests for information. This electronic tool provides an easier and more streamlined method to submit responses for separation information and earnings verifications. 

Connect’s Employer Portal is Florida’s easy-to-use claims management system that allows employers to manage and respond to correspondence related to the Reemployment Assistance Program, view and protest charges against your employer account, and file appeals to any adverse determinations made against your employer account.

Town hall meetings are scheduled to begin mid to late May 2015. The town hall meetings will provide information on how SIDES and Connect can benefit you as an employer and also how to sign up for SIDES E-Response. How can Connect and SIDES E-Response benefit your business?

  • Provides an electronic, nationally standardized data format 

  • Efficient and easier way to respond to requests 

  • Reduces paperwork 

  • Saves time and money 

  • Helps keep UI rates as low as possible by reducing overpayments 

  • Protects sensitive data 

  • Allows for timely responses 

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity will provide assistance to employers on registering for SIDES. Town Hall meetings will be in Panama City, Florida at the Career Source Gulf Coast located at  625 Highway 231 Mariner Plaza June 8th and 9th from 2pm to 4pm.



CareerSource Gulf Coast 
625 Highway 231, Panama City, FL
(850) 872-4340
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