CareerSource Florida Reports Helping More Than 36,400 Floridians Who Got Jobs

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September 19, 2016
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The CareerSource Florida network reported in August helping 36,472 Floridians who got jobs. The network includes 24 local workforce development boards, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and 100 career centers throughout the state.

Local workforce development boards are ranked monthly based on several factors, including the number of job seekers who gain employment after being assisted in a career center or via employflorida.com, Florida’s job-matching and career development website; the number of available job openings in the local area; and the number of Reemployment Assistance beneficiaries who find employment after receiving workforce services.

The top three local board for job placements reported last month are:

  1. CareerSource Tampa Bay, which serves Pinellas County;
  2. CareerSource North Florida, which serves Hamilton Jefferson, Lafayette, Madison, Suwannee and Taylor counties; and,
  3. CareerSource Pinellas, which serves Pinellas County.

“In August, The CareerSource Florida network assisted tens of thousands of Floridians who found jobs,” said CareerSource Florida President and CEO Chris Hart IV. “The new economic opportunities facilitated through their employment will help Florida families, business and communities prosper.”

The network reports since January assisting 274,730 Floridians who secured employment, as noted on Monthly Job Placement Report developed by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. A person who receives employment and/or training assistance in a career center or via employflorida.com and finds a job within 180 days may be reported by a local workforce development board as a placement.

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About CareerSource Florida

CareerSource Florida is the statewide workforce policy and investment board of business and government leaders charged with guiding workforce development for the state of Florida. CareerSource Florida provides oversight and policy direction for talent development programs administered by the Department of Economic Opportunity, Florida’s 24 local workforce development boards and their 100 career centers. Together, the CareerSource Florida network connects employers with qualified, skilled talent and Floridians with employment and career development opportunities to achieve economic prosperity. Learn more at careersourceflorida.com or 1-866-352-2345.