JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Florida is bracing for massive budget cuts if Congress can't come up with a deal by Friday. The sequestration would mean cutbacks to local job search assistance programs.
"What is this going to do? How is it going to affect the long term job search field?" questioned Daniel Comb.
Comb is a military veteran and he's also currently unemployed.
WorkSource is helping him search for a job. But according to the White House, if the sequestration takes effect Friday, in Florida 78,960 people just like Comb won't be able to get the help they need.
"Here northeast Florida it means about $161,000 in cuts if it all goes through," said Candace Moody with WorkSource.
Moody says luckily they have been planning ahead and even with the hit to their funding, they'll still be able to provide Jacksonville's unemployed with assistance.
"We're not going to be closing any centers or eliminating any staff."
But Moody says like everyone else, they won't walk away unscathed.
"We may not be able to provide as many training scholarships as we would if we had that funding."
The clock is ticking for Congress. Moody hopes they can find another way. In the meantime, Comb says he's just going to do everything in his power to focus on a better future.
"There's going to be some times you feel like there's nothing out there you can't find anything but the key is to keep pushing forward," he said.
WorkSource officials say the bigger concern is military cuts and the trickle down effect that will have. Cuts mean less available jobs for those who need them.