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CareerSource North Central Florida career centers in Gainesville and Starke will be closed to beginning Friday, September 8 at 12 p.m. through Tuesday, September 12. Both career centers are currently scheduled to reopen for regular operating hours on Wednesday, September 13 at 8 a.m. The CareerSource North Central Florida Executive Committee meeting scheduled for Tuesday,…

Media Contact Frank Avery, Director of Communications CareerSource North Central Florida (352) 214-5997, favery@fmsworks.com (Starke, Fla. – March 23, 2017) CareerSource North Central Florida will repeat its recruitment event on Wednesday, March 29 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at its Starke career center at 819 S. Walnut Street to fill over 100 available positions…

Click here for a partial list of authorized training providers and programs of study offered to qualified residents of Alachua and Bradford counties. Residents may also attend training at other locations. If you are interested in a career in one of the occupations listed and need financial assistance to enroll in required training, please speak with a career manager at a FloridaWorks One-Stop…

Effective January 1, 2012, Florida’s minimum wage will increase $.36 to $7.67 per hour and $4.65 per hour for tipped employees. Employer taxes will be reduced by 10 percent, and the maximum duration of unemployment compensation will adjust from 26 weeks to a range of 12 to 23 weeks. Florida’s Department of Economic Opportunity is…

FloridaWorks Annual Meeting Building the TEAM Momentum FloridaWorks held its annual meeting on January 22 to bring important work force related initiatives to the forefront and gain important feedback from our community partners. Special guest speakers included Wes L. Jurey, President & CEO, Arlington Chamber of Commerce, Arlington, Texas and Chair, Texas Workforce Investment Council…

The CONNECT (Creating Opportunities through Networking New and Existing Companies with our region’s Talent) program was created to fill a need in the community, for guidance, support and connectivity during a time when many professionals were being laid off. CONNECT creates networking opportunities for professionals with associate degrees or higher, or five or more years…

Entrepreneurship 101  Bringing your Idea to Market  This 3-series seminar is full and registration has been closed.   Seminar #2 September 13, 2010 5:45 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. SF CIED 530 West University Avenue Gainesville, Florida 32601 Feasibility Study, Market Analysis Erik Sander Director of Industry Programs College of Engineering University of Florida   Seminar…

62 Local Employers Create Jobs through Stimulus Funding Florida Back to Work program reimburses 95% of wages for jobs created Since January, FloridaWorks has worked with local employers to help to create more than 645 jobs in Alachua and Bradford counties with federal stimulus funding under a state program called Florida Back to Work. Participating…

New Tax Benefits for Hiring Unemployed HIRE Act provides incentives for businesses hiring those previously unemployed While many employers have had to cut back, TempForce of Gainesville is slated to hire more people this year than just one year ago.  With new hires on the books, TempForce plans to take advantage of the HIRE Act…

January 2011 January 22. 2011 December Unemployment Rates http://www.wcjb.com/news/8598/december-unemployment-rates December 2010 December 5. 2010 Trying to Find a Job Before Benefits Run Out http://www.wcjb.com/news/8247/trying-to-find-a-job-before-benefits-run-out October 2010 October 19. 2010 Prioria takes off with help from Florida Back to Work October 18. 2010 UF Grad “Sells Himself” on Ebay October 8, 2010 Entrepreneurial Bootcamp helps launch…