SNAP Employment and Training Program
Under the leadership of Governor DeSantis, the Department of Children and Families applied good cause and suspended work requirements between March 2020 through January 2021, allowing Floridians to focus on caring for themselves and their loved ones during the COVID-19 public health emergency.
For more information about this waiver, please visit DCF’s website: https://www.myflfamilies.com/covid19/access.shtml
Individuals who have applied for SNAP benefits and have been deemed an ABAWD by the Department of Children and Families (DCF) are referred to CareerSource Pinellas for participation in the SNAP E&T program. Participation includes 80 hours a month (average 20 hours per week) of activities to include: employment, job search/job search training, vocational training/education, and work experience. Activities are designed to meet the needs of participants in gaining skills, training, and experience that will increase their ability to obtain self-sufficiency.
If you feel that you have been referred in error, please notify DCF immediately by calling 866-762-2237. We strongly encourage you to complete steps 1-4 to learn about the program, remain in compliance, and avoid the loss of food assistance benefits should DCF maintain your ABAWD status.
Let’s Get Started
Complete the program orientation
To begin work registration, visit http://osstclient.deo.myflorida.com/. You may be prompted to update security questions before you can complete the remaining steps. You must stay logged in to complete all steps.
Please click HERE for directions to complete the OSST DEO orientation.
Complete the SNAP program assessment
Click on Step 2 to complete your Assessment. Please fill in all information requested before moving on to Step 3. If prompted for a password, this will be the password you used to log in or updated during your initial log in
Complete/update your employ Florida profile.
Click on Step 3 to complete or update your registration with Employ Florida at www.employflorida.com
You must update the following information
- Personal Profile Information
- Background Wizard and/or Resume
Click on Step 4 to schedule your self-selected appointment date and time to complete your Employment Plan. Appointments are currently being completed via phone. During this appointment you will select your activity assignment to complete your 80 monthly hours.
Once Steps 1-4 are completed and your appointment is confirmed you are then done with the SNAP Employment and Training work registration. Be sure to attend your scheduled appointment to avoid interruptions in benefits.
The safety of our CareerSource Pinellas’ customers and staff remains our top priority. We are closely adhering to recommendations from local and state officials, including public access to our Career Centers.
If you need to schedule a time to use a computer at either our St. Petersburg or Clearwater offices, please contact the appointment number for the appropriate office.
3420 8th Avenue South
2312 Gulf to Bay Boulevard
St. Petersburg, FL 33711
Clearwater, FL 33765
Appointment Line: (727) 608-2512
Appointment Line: (727) 608-2408