Category: Employers

March 21, 2019 (Gainesville, Fla.) – CareerSource North Central Florida is pleased to announce that it has been awarded $350,000 in state pilot grants to launch or expand three pilot workforce programs for residents of Alachua and Bradford counties. The grants, established by CareerSource Florida and administered under a fund through the Florida Department of…

August 31, 2018 (Gainesville, Fla.) – CareerSource North Central Florida Executive Director Frank Avery announced today that the Alachua and Bradford counties continued to hold steady with the sixth lowest unemployment rates in the State, both sitting at 3.6%. Alachua County’s unemployment rate dropped to 3.6% while Bradford County’s unemployment rate remained the same as the previous month,…

August 16, 2018 (Gainesville, Fla.) – CareerSource North Central Florida will kick off the latest cycle of “Opportunity Quest: Own Your Future” at a public Introductory Workshop on Monday, August 20th, at 2 PM. The session will be held at the Gainesville Career Center at 10 NW Sixth Street. Subsequent courses will begin for eligible participants on Tuesday,…

April 26, 2018 (Gainesville, Fla.) – CareerSource North Central Florida will launch the May 2018 cycle of “Opportunity Quest: Own Your Future” at a public Introductory Workshop on Tuesday, May 1 at 2pm. The session will be held at the Gainesville career center at 10 NW Sixth Street. Courses will begin for eligible participants on Tuesday, May 8. The new…

  Once a popular way for young people to learn a skill or trade, apprenticeships have, until recently, seemingly been on the brink of extinction. However, apprenticeships are back and it’s definitely a good thing. That said, this sudden resurgence of something that was nearly lost can leave a person wondering about the reasons behind…

Apprenticeship has long been a major part of the career training process. However, as technology advanced and the world began to change, the push for such training all but completely faded. Despite this, it’s still apparent how valuable apprenticeship is to those hoping to learn a new skill or trade. In the U.S., this realization…

(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…

October 10, 2017 – Gainesville, FL – The CONNECT (Creating Opportunities (through) Networking New and Existing Companies (with our region’s) Talent) professional networking group has teamed up with Santa Fe College’s Back to Work 50+ program to reach greater heights in connecting employers with skilled local professional job seekers. Joining forces with Santa Fe College,…

(June 19, 2017 – Gainesville, Fla.) Startup Quest® teams will reveal which technologies they’ve selected and pitch their business plans to a panel of investor judges on Wednesday, June 21, from 2-6 p.m. at the Startup Quest® Investor Pitch. The pitch contest, awards ceremony, and networking event will be held at the Best Western Gateway…

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