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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 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 and the Ana G. […]

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    Victoria Langley Heller Communications Director vheller@careersourceflorida.com (850) 760-0529
  • January 25, 2018 GENERAL
    CareerSource Florida Statement Regarding Investigations of CareerSource Pinellas and CareerSource Tampa Bay

    CareerSource Florida takes very seriously allegations that two of Florida’s 24 locally managed workforce development boards, CareerSource Pinellas and CareerSource Tampa Bay, 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 boards’ job placement reporting. […]

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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 and announced the following: 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, FEMA will now […]

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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
    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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  • May 12, 2017 EMPLOYMENT
    CareerSource Florida Reports Helping More Than 19,000 Floridians Who Got Jobs

    The CareerSource Florida network reported in April helping 19,033 Floridians who obtained employment. 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 […]

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  • April 11, 2017 EMPLOYMENT
    CareerSource Florida Reports Helping Nearly 27,000 Floridians Who Got Jobs

    The CareerSource Florida network reported in March helping 26,844 Floridians who obtained employment. 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 […]

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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 partnerships 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 9, 2017 EMPLOYMENT
    CareerSource Florida Reports Helping Nearly 32,000 Floridians Who Got Jobs

    The CareerSource Florida network reported in January helping 31,898 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 […]

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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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  • January 12, 2017 EMPLOYMENT
    CareerSource Florida Reports Helping More Than 30,000 Floridians Who Got Jobs

    The CareerSource Florida network reported in December helping 30,084 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 […]

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  • December 15, 2016 GENERAL
    CareerSource Florida Reports Helping Nearly 39,000 Floridians Who Got Jobs

    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 […]

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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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  • November 8, 2016 GENERAL
    CareerSource Florida Reports Helping Nearly 38,000 Floridians Who Got Jobs

    The CareerSource Florida network reported in October helping 37,868 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 […]

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  • October 11, 2016 GENERAL
    CareerSource Florida Reports Helping More Than 32,000 Floridians Who Got Jobs

    The CareerSource Florida network reported in September helping 32,125 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 […]

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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 19, 2016 GENERAL
    CareerSource Florida Reports Helping More Than 36,400 Floridians Who Got Jobs

    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 […]

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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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  • August 11, 2016 GENERAL
    CareerSource Florida Reports Helping More Than 34,500 Floridians Who Got Jobs

    The CareerSource Florida network reported in July helping 34,593 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 […]

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  • July 7, 2016 GENERAL
    CareerSource Florida Reports Helping More Than 31,800 Floridians Who Got Jobs

    The CareerSource Florida network reported in June helping 31,841 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 […]

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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 8, 2016 GENERAL
    CareerSource Florida Reports Helping More Than 33,500 Floridians Who Got Jobs

    The CareerSource Florida network reported in May helping 33,589 Floridians who got jobs. The network includes 24 local workforce development boards 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, […]

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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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  • May 11, 2016 GENERAL
    CareerSource Florida Reports Helping More Than 35,000 Floridians Who Got Jobs

    The CareerSource Florida network reported in April helping 35,386 Floridians who got jobs. The network includes 24 local workforce development boards 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 […]

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  • April 12, 2016 EMPLOYMENT
    CareerSource Florida Reports Helping More Than 39,000 Floridians Who Got Jobs

    The CareerSource Florida network reported in March helping 39,029 Floridians who got jobs. The network includes 24 local workforce development boards 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 […]

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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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  • March 9, 2016 EMPLOYMENT
    CareerSource Florida Reports Helping Nearly 35,000 Floridians Who Got Jobs

    The CareerSource Florida network reported in February helping 34,977 Floridians who got jobs. The network includes 24 local workforce development boards 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 […]

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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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  • February 11, 2016 EMPLOYMENT
    CareerSource Florida Reports Helping Nearly 29,000 Floridians Who Got Jobs

    The CareerSource Florida network reported in January helping 28,843 Floridians who got jobs. The network includes 24 local workforce development boards 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 […]

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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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  • January 22, 2016 EMPLOYMENT
    CareerSource Florida Reports Helping Nearly 38,000 Floridians Who Got Jobs

    The CareerSource Florida network reported in December helping 37,932 Floridians who got jobs. The network includes 24 local workforce development boards 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 […]

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  • December 18, 2015 EMPLOYMENT
    CareerSource Florida Reports Helping Nearly 38,000 Floridians Who Got Jobs

    The CareerSource Florida network reported in November helping 37,095 Floridians who got jobs. The network includes 24 local workforce development boards and 100 career centers throughout the 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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  • October 16, 2015 EMPLOYMENT
    CareerSource Florida Reports Helping More Than 40,500 Floridians Who Got Jobs

    The CareerSource Florida network reported in September helping 40,569 Floridians who got jobs. The network includes 24 local workforce development boards and 100 career centers throughout the state.

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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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  • September 18, 2015 EMPLOYMENT
    CareerSource Florida Reports Helping Nearly 38,000 Floridians Who Got Jobs

    The CareerSource Florida network reported in August helping 37,968 Floridians who got jobs. The network includes 24 local workforce development boards and nearly 100 career centers throughout the state.

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  • September 8, 2015 GENERAL
    DEO, CareerSource Florida Celebrate Workforce Development Month In September

    Governor Rick Scott proclaimed September as Workforce Development Month in Florida. Each year, Workforce Development Month is observed during the month of September around the country in recognition of the workforce professionals.

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  • August 21, 2015 EMPLOYMENT
    CareerSource Florida Reports Helping More Than 36,600 Floridians Who Got Jobs

    The CareerSource Florida network reported in July helping 36,624 Floridians who got jobs. The network includes 24 local workforce development boards and nearly 100 career centers throughout the state.

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  • August 14, 2015 EMPLOYMENT
    Gov. Scott: CareerSource Florida Breaks Record for Businesses Provided With Employment Services

    Governor Rick Scott announced today that for a second consecutive year, the CareerSource Florida network provided training and employment services to a record number of businesses. From July 1, 2014, through June 30, 2015, 124,336 Florida businesses received employee services, a nearly 23-percent increase over the previous year.

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  • July 17, 2015 EMPLOYMENT
    CareerSource Florida Reports Helping More Than 33,200 Floridians Who Got Jobs

    The CareerSource Florida network reported in June helping 33,224 Floridians who got jobs. The network includes 24 regional workforce boards and nearly 100 career centers throughout the state.

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  • June 25, 2015 GRANTS
    Florida Awarded $7 Million Grant to Strengthen Health Care, Advanced Manufacturing Workforce

    Florida’s focus on building an increasingly competitive workforce and enabling employers in health care and advanced manufacturing to stay current with marketplace changes will benefit from a nearly $7 million federal grant to equip workers with the right skills for these growing industries.

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  • June 23, 2015 GENERAL
    More Than $309 Million for Workforce Development in 2015-16 KEEP FLORIDA WORKING State Budget

    Governor Rick Scott today signed the “KEEP FLORIDA WORKING” budget for fiscal year 2015-16, passed by the Florida Legislature last Friday. The budget includes more than $309 million for workforce development initiatives benefitting businesses and job seekers statewide.

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  • June 19, 2015 EMPLOYMENT
    CareerSource Florida Reports Helping More Than 33,200 Floridians Who Got Jobs

    The CareerSource Florida network reported in May helping 33,225 Floridians who got jobs. The network includes 24 regional workforce boards and nearly 100 career centers throughout the state.

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  • June 11, 2015 EMPLOYMENT
    The Family Café and CareerSource Florida Join Forces to Promote Employment for People with Disabilities

    With only 30 percent of working-age Floridians with disabilities employed, The Family Café is committed to connecting the families it reaches with resources that can help them find and maintain meaningful employment.

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  • June 3, 2015 GENERAL
    Governor Scott Signs Legislation That Will Strengthen and Modernize Florida’s Workforce System

    Governor Rick Scott has signed into law legislation that will ensure Florida’s nationally recognized workforce system remains market relevant and focused on meeting the needs of business, today and into the future.

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  • May 22, 2015 EMPLOYMENT
    CareerSource Florida Reports Helping Nearly 37,700 Floridians Who Got Jobs

    The CareerSource Florida network reported in April helping 37,694 Floridians who got jobs. The network includes 24 regional workforce boards and nearly 100 career centers throughout the state.

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  • April 21, 2015 EMPLOYMENT GENERAL
    Florida Manufacturing Career Fair Set for Wednesday, April 22

    Florida’s state colleges, manufacturers and regional workforce boards are teaming up to connect Floridians with great careers in advanced manufacturing. The Florida Manufacturing Career Fair on April 22 will be held at multiple locations across the state and will feature local manufacturers who are hiring.

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  • April 17, 2015 EMPLOYMENT
    CareerSource Florida Reports Helping More Than 37,000 Floridians Who Got Jobs

    The CareerSource Florida network reported in March helping 37,457 Floridians who got jobs. The network includes 24 regional workforce boards and nearly 100 career centers throughout the state.

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  • March 12, 2015 GENERAL
    CareerSource Florida Board Appointments Reflect a Continued Commitment to a Growing Workforce and Economy

    Governor Rick Scott and the Florida Legislature reaffirmed their commitment to a strong workforce and economy with their recent appointments to the CareerSource Florida board of directors.

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  • February 10, 2015 GENERAL
    CareerSource Florida Celebrates First Anniversary of Award-Winning Unified Workforce Brand

    Today marks a major milestone for Florida’s workforce policy and investment board and its state and regional partners. CareerSource Florida is celebrating the one-year anniversary of its launch of the unified brand for the CareerSource Florida network.

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  • February 6, 2015 GENERAL
    Entrepreneur and Community Leader Appointed Chairman of CareerSource Florida

    Governor Rick Scott this week announced the appointment of Britt Sikes, general manager of the Division of Enterprise Accounts for DEX Imaging, as Chairman of the CareerSource Florida Board of Directors. The 34-member board oversees workforce development policy and investment for the state of Florida.

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  • January 29, 2015 EMPLOYMENT GENERAL
    Governor Scott Invites Energy Industry Workers Laid-off in Other States to Come to Florida

    Governor Rick Scott today invited oil and gas industry employees laid off around the country as part of the global fallout from declining oil prices to consider living and working in Florida.

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  • January 28, 2015 GENERAL
    CareerSource Florida Leaders Applaud Workforce Training, Education Focus in Governor Scott’s “Keep Florida Working” Budget

    CareerSource Florida leaders today praised Governor Rick Scott’s 2015-2016 “Keep Florida Working” Budget and the Governor’s prioritization of state investments in workforce training and education.

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  • January 22, 2015 GENERAL
    CareerSource Florida Leaders Welcome New Enterprise Florida President and CEO Bill Johnson

    CareerSource Florida leaders today praised the selection of Bill Johnson, director of the Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department and former director of PortMiami, as Florida Secretary of Commerce and President/CEO of Enterprise Florida.

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  • January 15, 2015 GENERAL
    CareerSource Florida Leaders Thank Florida Secretary of Commerce and President/CEO of Enterprise Florida Gray Swoope for his Vision and Leadership

    CareerSource Florida leaders today extended their recognition of and appreciation to Gray Swoope for his vision and leadership as Florida Secretary of Commerce and President/CEO of Enterprise Florida over the past four years.

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