Governor Ron DeSantis awarded $7.7 million through the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act grant program and the Florida Job Growth Grant Fund to support a credentialing effort between state colleges, technical colleges and local workforce development boards. Governor DeSantis also announced $1 million through the Florida Disaster Fund to organizations to support emergency management personnel, national guardsmen and community members in the recovery process.
Governor Ron DeSantis announced nearly $28 million in strategic investments being made in Florida to develop a sustainable pipeline of job-ready candidates in aviation, aerospace, defense manufacturing and IT/cybersecurity.
CareerSource Florida is unveiling a new tool to help Floridians who are returning to work or upskilling navigate changes to their public assistance resulting from wage growth, ultimately planning wisely for their family’s exit from public assistance.
CareerSource Florida and Florida Department of Corrections highlighted the success of the Florida Helping Inmates Realize Employment Success (HIRES) program, a pre-release career pathway to employment for returning citizens including nearly 30 new commercial truck drivers.
CareerSource Florida Board Approves Employment, Education and Training Policy to Advance Implementation of 2021 REACH Act
The CareerSource Florida Board of Directors today approved a comprehensive employment, education and training policy for the state workforce system that will advance implementation of Florida’s landmark 2021 Reimagining Education and Career Help (REACH) Act.
CareerSource Florida announces new resources for people interested in flexible or remote working opportunities. These new tools help users understand the growth and impacts of gig work on the state’s economy.
CareerSource Florida Board of Directors met to discuss ways in which the workforce system and its partners are working to support businesses and Floridians affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and consider opportunities to harness new platforms.
This week, Governor Ron DeSantis issued an official proclamation to recognize the launch of Florida’s annual Paychecks for Patriots hiring fairs, taking place virtually and statewide from Nov. 4-21, 2020.
The CareerSource Florida network continues to make progress in assisting businesses and Floridians whose work was reduced or eliminated due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was reported today to the CareerSource Florida Board of Directors.
CareerSource Florida Board Invests in Recovery Efforts, Apprenticeships and Opportunities in Rural Areas
New federal funds are available to support job seekers and businesses following the CareerSource Florida Board of Directors’ approval of a $240.3 million state workforce system budget for the 2020-2021 fiscal year.
CareerSource Florida Announces Local Workforce Development Boards Are Providing In-Person Appointments for Job Seekers and Businesses
Appointments for Floridians who prefer in-person assistance are in addition to the employment services that have continued without interruption during the COVID-19 pandemic.
CareerSource Florida Network Helps Floridians Get Back to Work and Support State’s Recovery from COVID-19
The CareerSource Florida Board Executive Committee met to receive an update from workforce development leaders on the employment and training assistance this network has continued to provide during the pandemic.
In support of Governor Ron DeSantis’ mobilization of resources to help Floridians and businesses affected by the economic impacts of COVID-19, CareerSource Florida has launched the Help is Here workforce outreach campaign.
Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-93 directing all state agencies to provide assistance to the state Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) as it processes a high volume of requests for Reemployment Assistance due to layoffs as a result of COVID-19.
CareerSource Florida is releasing The Study on The Gig Economy and Florida’s Workforce System, the result of a six-month, research-driven exploration that is among the first of its kind in the nation. The study presents findings about the characteristics of independent workers and the expanding nature of gig work.
The CareerSource Florida Board of Directors received an update today on early successes of Florida HIRES, which stands for Helping Inmates Realize Employment Success and helps incarcerated Floridians with employability skills.
Today, CareerSource Florida and the state Department of Education announced a new registered apprenticeship program in Information Technology at Tallahassee-based Inspired Technologies, one of the fastest-growing technology companies in the Southeast.
National Apprenticeship Week, November 11-17, 2019, is a nationwide celebration that gives Florida’s businesses, communities and educators the opportunity to showcase their apprenticeship programs.
Today, Governor Ron DeSantis, the Florida Department of Education (DOE), the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) and CareerSource Florida celebrate Workforce Development Month in Florida. Workforce Development Month recognizes all workforce professionals, agencies and organizations who have helped thousands of Floridians find gainful employment and are contributing to Florida’s economic success.
Governor Ron DeSantis and the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) celebrate national Hire a Veteran Day by encouraging Florida businesses to recruit and employ veterans. Florida businesses can benefit from the education, leadership experience and dedication veterans have cultivated in their military service.
Governor Ron DeSantis addressed parents, students and faculty at the Miami-Dade County Public Schools Pre-Apprenticeship Program 2019 Graduates Recognition Ceremony.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) is available to Florida businesses and residents whose employment or self-employment was lost or interrupted as a result of Hurricane Michael. President Donald J. Trump…
View the full Florida Trend Sponsored Report. The CareerSource Florida network is committed to cultivating and growing talent for businesses in Florida through nationally recognized, flexible training grants that strengthen…
Gov. Scott Announces New Partnership to Connect Families Displaced by Hurricane Maria with Jobs in Florida
MIAMI LAKES, Fla. – Following a recently announced $1 million investment in Florida’s workforce system to help Puerto Rican families displaced by Hurricane Maria find jobs, today, Governor Rick Scott…
KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott joined a town hall in Kissimmee with Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló regarding Hurricane Maria. The following was announced: A $1 million investment…
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott and the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) are proud to announce the official start of the 2017 Paychecks for Patriots events, which connect veterans with…
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott’s appointments this week to the CareerSource Florida Board of Directors further demonstrate his ongoing commitment to ensure businesses and families have opportunities to prosper. CareerSource Florida…
MARATHON, Fla. – Today, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity announced Employ Florida, one of the nation’s largest job opening websites, launched a new portal for Hurricane Irma recovery and cleanup jobs.…
The Family Café and CareerSource Florida Join Forces to Promote Employment for People with Disabilities at The 19th Annual Family Café
ORLANDO, Fla. – For a fifth consecutive year, CareerSource Florida is partnering with The Family Café, a Florida nonprofit organization, to help connect employers and job seekers with disabilities through an…
The CareerSource Florida Board of Directors today unanimously voted to appoint Michelle Dennard as the new President and CEO of CareerSource Florida. “Over the past two years, the board has…
CareerSource Florida’s newest board members reflect the organization’s continued commitment to enhancing Florida’s talent development system. Three Florida leaders – representing small business development, apprenticeships and economic development – joined the board in January
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