Governor DeSantis Awards $8.7 Million for Hurricane Recovery Efforts and Workforce Education

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.

CareerSource Florida Announces First Letter Grades for Local Workforce Development Boards

Florida’s local workforce development boards are receiving letter grades to help identify areas in which they excel and areas that can be strengthened to improve outcomes for job seekers, workers and businesses. The letter grades are among components of the state’s 2021 Reimagining Education and Career Help (REACH) Act to provide greater transparency and accountability in Florida’s workforce and education systems.

CareerSource Florida Vice President and Board Member Discuss New CLIFF Dashboard

In partnership with the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, CareerSource Florida launched its new tool to help Floridians transition from public assistance programs to rewarding careers. Brittany Birken and Dan McGrew talked about our new Career Ladder Identifier and Financial Forecaster (CLIFF) Dashboard with Workforce180, LLC at the National Association of Workforce Boards conference.

Chairman Kevin Doyle Statement on Proposed Legislation to Address Federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Requirements

House Bill 1271, an act relating to state economic development entities, and its companion legislation, Senate Bill 1244, would modify the roles and responsibilities of the CareerSource Florida Board of Directors, CareerSource Florida staff and DEO to address requirements in the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. 

FEDC Announces 2020 Florida Economic Development Week

The Florida Economic Development Council (FEDC), the statewide association of Florida’s economic, workforce, and community developers, has announced today at a press conference held in the Florida Capitol the official dates for its annual Florida Economic Development Week campaign. The campaign, taking place February 9-15, will highlight the significant contributions that economic development programs and professionals have on Florida communities and families.

Governor Ron DeSantis Recognizes and Celebrates Workforce Development Month in Florida

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.