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Gainesville — CareerSource North Central Florida Executive Director Frank Avery today announced that unemployment rates for both Alachua and Bradford Counties dropped to 3.0%, a half-percent lower than the same time last year. Both counties are subsequently tied with 3 others having the fifth lowest unemployment rate in the state according to statistics released by…

James Schindler, Business Services Manager with CareerSource North Central Florida, accepted an Innovation Award on behalf of CareerSource North Central Florida that was presented by the U.S. Department of Labor in Washington, D.C. Schindler was invited to attend the Labor Department’s March 2018 H-1B Ready to Work Grantee Convening and was recognized for his collaboration…

CareerSource North Central Florida Executive Director Frank Avery today announced that the Alachua and Bradford Counties unemployment rate dropped to 3.0% and 3.1% respectively; Alachua County is tied with 5 other counties for the fourth lowest rate in the Florida according to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. The Gainesville metro area gained 2,100 new…

CareerSource North Central Florida Executive Director Frank Avery today announced that the Alachua and Bradford Counties unemployment rate dropped to 3.0% and 3.1% respectively; Alachua County is tied with 5 other counties for the fourth lowest rate in the Florida according to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. The Gainesville metro area gained 2,100 new…

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…

CareerSource North Central Florida is seeking public comment on its comprehensive two-year modification to their four-year services plan. The purpose of the plan is to revisit and re-calibrate state plan strategies in response to changing economic conditions and workforce needs of the state. Printed copies of the plan will be available at the reception desk…

Last week, CareerSource North Central Florida attended the annual Winter U.S. Conference of Mayors Workforce Development Council (WDC) in Washington, D.C.—a yearly three-day gathering of municipal leaders who share and discuss best practices with leading workforce boards across the country. The annual Winter USCM meeting draws hundreds of mayors, government officials, and mayor-sponsored community leaders…

On January 16,  the North Florida Regional Chamber of Commerce and CareerSource North Central Florida named Patricia Evans the “Workforce Person of the Year.” Ms. Evans has served on the workforce board for many years. Last year, she served as Chair of the Career Source NCFL Board for 2017 and, in addition, has Chaired various committees…

Invitation to Negotiate (ITN) Program Evaluation Services for the Opportunity Quest Grant for Alachua and Bradford Counties, Florida The Alachua Bradford Local Workforce Development Board d.b.a. CareerSource North Central Florida, issues this Invitation to Negotiate (ITN) to organizations and legal entities with the capacity and expertise to provide one or more services to CareerSource North…

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…