Alachua, Bradford counties now eligible for additional temporary cleanup jobs

(October 14, 2017 – Gainesville, Fla.) CareerSource North Central Florida (NCFL) has been awarded a Dislocated Worker Grant (DWG) following Hurricane Irma. The grant is designed to place eligible workers – including those who may have been displaced due to Hurricane Irma – into temporary jobs that assist with recovery and restoration efforts as a result of the hurricane.  These jobs must take place on public and/or non-profit sites and cannot be conducted on private property or residences. Work can be completed through October 2018.

As of Friday, October 13, additional temporary job categories have been added to the grant. Complete guidelines for approved positions under the grant are available online here. Prior to October 13, the only eligible jobs were for debris removal and emergency protective services.

To help secure the appropriate final amount of grant funding, CareerSource North Central Florida is asking those who manage public and/or non-profit sites in Alachua and Bradford counties to download, complete, and return a Hurricane Worksite Details form. The form is available at www.careersourcencfl.com/irmacleanup and can be returned by email to employers@careersourcencfl.com.

For questions or assistance completing a form, please contact Phyllis Marty, Business Services Manager, at CareerSource North Central Florida by email at pmarty@fmsworks.com or by phone at (352) 283-3949.

About CareerSource North Central Florida

CareerSource North Central Florida is a leading public workforce development agency serving Alachua and Bradford counties in North Central Florida. Led by a board of directors comprised of local professionals and business leaders, CareerSource NCFL recruits, develops, and expands a competitive talent base supporting better jobs, higher wages, and a thriving business community. Their team of dedicated, full-time business services experts provide employers access to the training and resources they need to grow the skills and capabilities of their employees and ultimately, their businesses. More information is available at www.careersourcencfl.com