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  • June 26, 2018 EDUCATION GENERAL
    CareerSource Florida Attending White House Summit to Help Inform STEM Education Strategy

      Washington, D.C – CareerSource Florida President and CEO Michelle Dennard is attending the inaugural State-Federal Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Education Summit hosted by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) on June 25-26, 2018. “Florida’s economy is booming, yet the talent gap persists in many of our targeted industries, […]

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  • June 18, 2018 GENERAL
    Florida Summit Aims to Help Shape the Future of Apprenticeships as a Vital Career Pathway

    Miami, Fla. – CareerSource Florida, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and the Florida Department of Education are hosting a first-ever, statewide Apprenticeship Summit June 19-20 in Miami at Florida International University’s Biscayne Bay Campus. Governor Rick Scott said, “Since December 2010, Florida businesses have created more than 1.5 million private-sector jobs. To continue this progress, […]

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    Victoria Langley Heller Communications Director vheller@careersourceflorida.com (850) 760-0529
  • May 9, 2018 GENERAL
    CareerSource Florida Celebrates 25 Years of Helping Businesses Grow through Quick Response Training

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – CareerSource Florida is celebrating 25 years of helping nearly 140,000 workers connect to good jobs and enhance their value to their employers through Florida’s Quick Response Training grant program. Quick Response Training provides grants for customized, skills-based curriculum development and training to new or expanding businesses in qualified industries. “Over the past 25 […]

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  • April 30, 2018 GENERAL
    New Report Identifies 2Gen Strategies to Bolster Stronger Outcomes for Families

    TALLAHASSEE, FL – Today, the Florida Children’s Council released a statewide report that finds current policies adversely impact Florida’s low-income families. With more than four million children and youth calling Florida home, and 45% of them living in economically struggling households, it is clear that many programs designed to help families become financially stable and […]

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  • April 26, 2018 GENERAL
    DEO Hosts Annual Career Exploration Event at the Florida Capitol on Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) welcomed more than 450 children, parents and mentors to a career exploration event at the Florida Capitol during Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day. Children joined their parents to tour more than two dozen exhibits from a wide variety of organizations, while […]

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  • April 12, 2018 GENERAL
    CareerSource Florida Senior Vice President Recertified as Certified Economic Developer

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – CareerSource Florida Senior Vice President of Business & Workforce Development Andra Cornelius has earned recertification as a Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) by the International Economic Development Council. This designation is an acclaimed international recognition that demonstrates principal skills in economic development and professional attainment. Ms. Cornelius first earned this designation in 1999. […]

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  • February 14, 2018 GENERAL
    Small Business Owner Designated Chairman of CareerSource Florida Board of Directors

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – During today’s quarterly board meeting, CareerSource Florida President and CEO Michelle Dennard announced Gov. Rick Scott’s recent designation of Kevin Doyle as chairman of the CareerSource Florida Board of Directors. Doyle is a founding partner of the Jacksonville-based consulting firm Wexford Strategies and a former deputy director of the Office of the […]

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  • February 7, 2018 EMPLOYMENT
    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 announced a new job placement partnership between education, business and workforce development organizations. CareerSource South Florida, the Puerto Rican Chamber of Commerce of South Florida […]

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  • January 25, 2018 GENERAL
    CareerSource Florida Statement Regarding Job Placement Investigations of CareerSource Pinellas and CareerSource Tampa Bay

    CareerSource Florida takes very seriously the job placement investigations of two of Florida’s 24 locally managed workforce development boards, CareerSource Pinellas and CareerSource Tampa Bay, who may have misreported job placements to the state. As the state workforce policy and investment board, CareerSource Florida strongly supports investigations underway to determine the validity of the two […]

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  • January 12, 2018 EMPLOYMENT GENERAL
    Gov. Scott Announces $1 Million Investment to Connect Hurricane Maria Evacuees with Jobs

    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 in 12 of Florida’s local workforce development boards to assist families displaced by Hurricane Maria seeking employment; Following Governor Scott’s request to the federal government, […]

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  • November 3, 2017 EMPLOYMENT GENERAL
    Statewide Paychecks for Patriots Events Begin for Florida Veterans

    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 great careers in their communities. To celebrate Veterans Day this month, DEO is partnering with the CareerSource Florida network, the Florida National Guard, the Florida […]

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  • October 27, 2017 EMPLOYMENT GENERAL
    Governor Scott Appoints Eight to the CareerSource Florida Board of Directors

    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 is the statewide workforce policy and investment board charged with guiding workforce development in support of existing and emerging business needs. Newly appointed board members include: […]

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  • September 26, 2017 EMPLOYMENT GENERAL
    Hurricane Irma Recovery Job Opportunities Available for Florida Families

    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 Employ Florida Hurricane Irma Recovery Jobs Portal provides direct links to recovery and cleanup job opportunities across the state and is available at Irma.EmployFlorida.com. Governor […]

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  • June 16, 2017 EMPLOYMENT GENERAL
    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 Employment Expo at The Annual Family Café in Orlando, which began at 10 a.m. today, June 16. The Annual Family Café is a statewide cross-disability […]

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  • June 1, 2017 GENERAL
    DEO Encourages Florida Businesses to Prepare for Hurricane Season

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) encourages business owners and managers to be prepared for the 2017 hurricane season that begins on June 1. Adequately preparing for a disaster is the best way to protect your business and ensure it gets up and running quickly after a storm. DEO Executive Director Cissy […]

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  • March 3, 2017 GENERAL
    Workshops Aim to Boost Sector Strategies Momentum Throughout the State

    Momentum for strengthening Florida’s workforce talent pipeline through industry-focused sector strategies is building as CareerSource Florida leads a series of technical assistance workshops throughout the state.   CareerSource Florida hosted the South Florida Sector Strategies Technical Assistance Workshop last week at the Public Safety Training Center on the campus of Palm Beach State College in […]

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  • February 8, 2017 EMPLOYMENT
    CareerSource Florida Board Unanimously Votes to Appoint New President and CEO

    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 had the opportunity to closely work with Michelle as she led Florida’s implementation of the first major reform to federal workforce law in nearly two […]

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  • January 26, 2017 EMPLOYMENT
    New Board Members Will Enhance Customer-Focused Workforce Solutions

    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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  • January 13, 2017 EMPLOYMENT
    Governor Scott Offers Congratulations to Recent Hires

    Congratulations on your new job! Whether it is your first job, a new job, or the next step on your career ladder, you are taking an important step toward achieving your dreams in the Sunshine State.

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  • December 12, 2016 GENERAL
    Sector Strategies Workshops Aim to Strengthen Regional Employer-Workforce Partnerships

    CareerSource Florida hosted the Northwest Florida Sector Strategies Technical Assistance Workshop last week at the Advanced Technology Center on the campus of Gulf Coast State College in Panama City. The workshop, the first of several planned statewide, highlighted successful industry sector-based approaches and practices for workforce development. Participants worked together to identify steps for moving sector strategies […]

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  • October 10, 2016 GENERAL
    Gov. Scott Activates Emergency Bridge Loan Program for Small Businesses Damaged by Hurricane Matthew

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott activated Florida’s Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program to support small businesses impacted by Hurricane Matthew. The bridge loan program, managed by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), will provide short-term, interest-free loans to small businesses that experienced physical or economic damage during the storm and recovery efforts. […]

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  • September 14, 2016 GENERAL
    Latest CareerSource Florida Board Appointment Strengthens State’s Business-led Approach to Workforce Development

    Reflective of the state’s focus on a business-led approach to workforce development, CareerSource Florida’s recently appointed board member, Todd Rebol, brings to this position significant business and economic development experience. Gov. Rick Scott last month appointed Mr. Rebol, of Port Charlotte, to the state’s workforce policy and investment board. Mr. Rebol is vice president of […]

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  • September 6, 2016 GENERAL
    Gov. Scott Activates Emergency Bridge Loan Program for Small Businesses Damaged by Hurricane Hermine

    Today, Governor Rick Scott activated Florida’s Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program to support local small businesses impacted by Hurricane Hermine. The bridge loan program, managed by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), will provide short-term, interest-free loans to small businesses that experienced physical or economic damage during the storm and recovery efforts. The […]

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  • September 1, 2016 GENERAL
    DEO, CareerSource Florida Celebrate Workforce Development Month in September

    In observation of National Workforce Development Month, Governor Rick Scott has designated September as Workforce Development Month in Florida. Each year, Workforce Development Month is observed to recognize the professionals whose work to connect businesses and job seekers increases economic opportunities in their states and across the nation. Florida’s workforce system, which includes the Florida […]

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  • June 17, 2016 GENERAL
    New Report on Emerging and Evolving Healthcare Occupations in Florida

    Florida Healthcare Workforce (FHW), an initiative of the Florida Center for Nursing, with the support of CareerSource Florida, has published a report discussing the emerging and evolving roles and occupations within the state’s healthcare industry. Recent transformations of the healthcare delivery system and payment models are influencing the direction, talent required and structure of healthcare […]

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  • June 10, 2016 EMPLOYMENT GENERAL
    Connecting All Floridians with Meaningful Employment: the Family Café and CareerSource Florida to Promote Employment for People with Disabilities at The 18th Annual Family Café

    Hundreds of thousands of Floridians with disabilities are ready, willing and able to be valuable contributors to the workforce, yet statistics show just 30 percent of those who are of working age are employed. For a fourth consecutive year, The Annual Family Café is partnering with the CareerSource Florida network, which includes the state Department […]

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  • June 6, 2016 EMPLOYMENT
    Florida Launches App to Connect Job Seekers with Employers

    Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the launch of the Employ Florida mobile app, which gives Florida job seekers instant access to thousands of job openings across the state. The Employ Florida mobile app is now available free on Google Play for Android and in the Apple App Store. The app connects job seekers to Employ […]

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  • April 11, 2016 EMPLOYMENT TRAINING
    Gov. Scott Signs Legislation to Enhance Employment and Training Services to Florida Businesses and Job Seekers

    Gov. Rick Scott has signed into law Senate Bill 7040, which aligns Florida’s nationally recognized workforce system with the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014. WIOA provides key guidance and updates to the workforce system in every state, with a focus on delivering customer-driven workforce solutions and enhanced customer service through an integrated […]

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  • February 22, 2016 GENERAL
    CareerSource Florida Launches New B2B Website to Better Serve Florida Businesses

    CareerSource Florida has launched a new website aimed at better meeting the talent and training needs of Florida businesses. The website, careersourceflorida.com, now features streamlined navigation, added functionality and more concise content to quickly direct businesses to the information and resources they need to remain competitive and succeed. Floridians looking to start or build careers […]

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  • January 26, 2016 EMPLOYMENT
    Governor Scott Offers Congratulations to Recent Hires

    Congratulations on your new job! Whether it is your first job, a new job, or the next step on your career ladder, you are taking an important step toward achieving your dreams in the Sunshine State.

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  • November 15, 2015 EMPLOYMENT VETERANS
    Paychecks for Patriots Events Begin Across the State for Florida Veterans

    Governor Rick Scott announced participating employers throughout the state that are connecting Florida veterans and their families with job opportunities.

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  • September 22, 2015 EMPLOYMENT VETERANS
    Gov. Scott Recognizes CareerSource Florida Network Partners for Outstanding Service to Veterans

    Governor Rick Scott announced the presentation of Veterans Performance Incentive Awards to three partners within the state’s CareerSource Florida network for the outstanding service to veterans provided by their employees.

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