CareerSource Florida Reports Helping Nearly 39,000 Floridians Who Got Jobs

December 15, 2016

The CareerSource Florida network reported in November helping 38,961 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, 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 boards for job placements reported last month are:

  1. CareerSource Heartland, which serves Desoto, Hardee, Highlands and Okeechobee counties;
  2. CareerSource Tampa Bay, which serves Hillsborough County;  and,
  3. CareerSource Pinellas, which serves Pinellas County.

The network reports since January assisting 383,684 Floridians who secured employment, as noted on the Monthly Job Placement Report developed by the Department of Economic Opportunity. A person who receives employment and/or training assistance in a career center or via and finds a job within 180 days may be reported by a local workforce development board as a placement.

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