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Free employment resources &amp hiring fairs

If you’re seeking employment, local organizations and libraries in South Florida offer valuable information, including free workshops and occasional recruiting fairs. Lots of resources are easily accessible online. Occasional hiring fairs are online & in person. Recruitment opportunities  West Palm Beach virtual hiring fair, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. January 18, register online West Palm …

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Free food-distribution events & food-drive drop-off information

Organizations are offering free food distribution in South Florida for families that need help, with some sites offering drive-through pick-ups. Others offer doorstep deliveries for eligible participants.   Please return to this site. We’re adding other food giveaways and resources. Occasionally events are added. Or maybe rescheduled. If your organization is distributing food, please email …

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Rebates for upgrading irrigation in eligible residential yards

If you’re interested in upgrading your outdoor irrigation system, perhaps you’ll qualify for a rebate of $200 to $600. Different factors determine eligibility for Broward residents, including Where you reside, use eligibility map your existing irrigation is operational your existing irrigation uses metered city water If you’re eligible,  apply online prior to performing any upgrades. …

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Rent, utilities & other financial resources for Florida residents

Resources are available for assisting residents and entrepreneurs with employment, social services, paying rent, free food & other expenses. Many resources are free.  Eligibility requirements vary. Rent Assistance Eligible renters receive assistance paying for housing & utilities Eligibility includes  renting a unit, apartment or house in Broward qualifies for unemployment or has experienced a reduction …

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Comparing drugstore card perks: Rite-Aid vs. CVS vs. Walgreens

Drugstores carry everything from health and beauty items to school supplies and kitchenware, often at relatively low prices. We looked at three chain drugstores available in Miami to decipher their rewards programs and let you in on the potential perks and pitfalls. To keep up with latest news, sign up for the daily Miami on the …

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Miami job openings: Find out who’s hiring

If you find yourself unemployed, there may be help: Businesses throughout Miami are still hiring during these uncertain times. Be sure to inquire with each business for more details – and keep checking back, as we continue adding job openings regularly! To keep up with latest news, sign up for the daily Miami on the Cheap …

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Freebies & discounts with COVID vaccination card

Getting your COVID-19 vaccine can do more than protect you from the virus. Turns out, your COVID vaccine card can get you free and discounted stuff, too! Businesses throughout Miami are doing their part to encourage vaccination by sweetening the deal with bonus offers. Just flash your vaccination card to take advantage of them.  To …

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Tri-Rail fares have been reinstated

If you need to ride the Tri-Rail, you should know: The South Florida Regional Transportation Authority has announced that fares have been reinstated, effective Oct. 1.  To keep up with latest news, sign up for the daily Miami on the Cheap newsletter. You can also follow us on Facebook and on Twitter. Tri-Rail suspended its fares on March 28 and has …

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How to get emergency financial assistance – Updated

Everyone needs financial assistance sometimes, but finding the resources during tough times can be difficult. There are, however, plenty of them available. They range from help with medication costs and filing for unemployment to food banks, rental and utility assistance and small business loans. To keep up with latest news, sign up for the daily Miami …

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Operation Fill the Fridge keeps growing

Seeing a need in their Miami Beach community, particularly for families at Fienberg Fisher K-8 School, four women joined forces and created Operation Fill the Fridge. The families being helped have suffered a layoff or been furloughed, and they are having trouble paying rent and other essential bills as well as buying groceries. Many are …

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