Emergency Resources for Businesses
The City of North Port is dedicated to helping all residents and businesses to be prepared for emergencies and staying safe during this time. The links and information below will help you find resources and assistance.
Many residents in Sarasota and Manatee counties have lost their jobs through no fault of their own as business operations have been adversely affected by the pandemic. The EDC has joined forces with other business organizations in Manatee and Sarasota counties to connect displaced workers with employers who need to fill staffing demands brought about by the coronavirus pandemic. Employers can post jobs and workers can search for them at JobFocus.com, a service hosted by Manatee Chamber of Commerce. Here is a Reemployment Assistance Handbook
Take the Business Damage Assessment Survey. The survey, managed by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), will evaluate businesses affected by COVID-19 and the impacts the virus has had on the local economy so actions to implement appropriate relief programs can begin. Results from this survey will be shared with state agencies and local partners. For inquiries or assistance with the survey, businesses can contact Emergency Support Function 18 at ESF18@em.myflorida.com.
Other useful emergency links: