Newsletter | October – November 2019

Careersource NCFL Gainesville Career Center Hosts 7th Annual Paychecks For Patriots: A Veterans Dedicated Career Fair

On November 12 CareerSource North Central Florida celebrated local area veterans at Paychecks for Patriots. This veterans dedicated career fair connected talented and trained veterans with employers with available openings.

The event served 11 veteran job seekers and 31 job seekers overall.

Organizations with veteran resources at the event included:
Tricare Humana, Veterans Affairs Employment Services, Department of Defense Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, Veterans Affairs Honor Center, and the Alachua County Equal Employment Opportunity Office.

Employers at the event included:

  • Florida Department of Corrections Regional Medical Center
  • Florida Department of Corrections Union Correctional Institution
  • The US Census Bureau
  • Centurio
  • Dollar General
  • Waffle House
  • Gate Petroleum
  • University of Florida Human Resources
  • Naylor Association Solutions
  • Capital City Bank
  • Tempforce
  • Alachua County Equal Employment Opportunity Office
  • Comfort Keepers
  • Regional Transit System
  • Lifesouth
  • Gainesville Fire and Rescue
  • University of Florida Police Department
  • Jacksonville Fire and Rescue
  • BBVA Bank
  • Tacachale
  • Veterans Affairs North Florida and South Georgia
  • New River Florida Department of Corrections.

From 2018-2019, CareerSource NCFL served 1001 veterans.

Check out WUFT’s great story on Paychecks for Patriots below.

CSNCFL Disabled Veterans Outreach Specialist Wins Outreach Program Award For Outstanding Service

Elijah Hamilton Veteran's Impact Award

On October 24, Elijah Hamilton, CareerSource North Central Florida’s Disabled Veterans Outreach Program Specialist was honored at the Greater Gainesville Chamber of Commerce’s Veterans Appreciation Luncheon. Elijah was awarded the Impact Award as an outstanding employee working in veterans services.

The event was hosted by the Greater Gainesville Chamber of Commerce and VyStar Credit Union in partnership with Veterans Health Services and Alachua County Veteran Services.

Elijah served in the US Army for six years and five months, where he worked as a staff sergeant. Now he assists his fellow veterans with employment and training options as they transition back to the civilian workforce.

The CareerSource North Central Florida team congratulates Elijah and thanks him for his service.

Congratulations To Careersource NCFL Board Chair Jeff Tate For Winning Entrepreneur Of The Year At Bioflorida

Jeff Tate Entrepreneur of the year award at bioflorida

CareerSource NCFL Board Chair Dr. Jeffrey Tate won Entrepreneur of the Year at BioFlorida.

Speaking of Entrepreneurs… did you know CareerSource NCFL offers entrepreneurial training through its Quest program series? For more information on our programs, visit www.careersourceNCFL.com

Careersource NCFL Hosts Recruitment Event

Aria Staffing Recruitment Event November 19

The CareerSource NCFL Gainesville career center will host recruitment events for Aria Staffing (Walmart Distribution Center) on Tuesday, November 19 and Monday, November 25 from 9AM – 1PM.

Temporary positions are being recruited for Thanksgiving weekend, November 28 to December 1. Positions include:

Freight Handlers (Job #11080999)
25 positions available

To apply for available positions, register or login to employflorida.com and search for the desired job number. Complete the online application and attend the recruitment event.

Careersource NCFL Gainesville Career Center Hosts Federal Bonding Workshop

Are you a justice-involved individual facing difficulties securing employment?

The Federal Bonding Program assists at-risk or hard-to-place job seekers in securing employment by providing employers a free fidelity bond on their behalf. Without this bond, the job seeker’s inability to become bonded by an insurance company decreases the chances of obtaining a job.

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What Type of Backgrounds Make a Job Seeker At-Risk or Hard-To-Place?

  • Ex-offenders
  • Recovering substance abusers (alcohol or drugs)
  • Welfare recipients and persons who have poor financial credit or have declared bankruptcy
  • Economically disadvantaged youth and adults who lack a work history
  • Individuals dishonorably discharged from the military
  • Anyone who cannot secure employment without bonding services

CareerSource North Central Florida is hosting a workshop every Monday at 2 PM to share information about our upcoming Federal Bonding session. Eligible participants can attend at no cost at CareerSource North Central Florida, located on 10 NW 6th Street, Gainesville FL 32601.

Need help preparing for the workshop? Contact CSNCFL Gainesville Career Center today at 352-955-2245!

Success Story

CareerSource NCFL is dedicated to partnering businesses with qualified talent and offering training to people who want to build their resumes. We are proud to see CSNCFL participants succeed.

Featured Success Story: Troy Newsome

When Troy lost his job, he turned to CareerSource North Central Florida for help. He thought that he’d receive assistance in updating his resume and searching for a job. Instead, he got more than he bargained for when CareerSource NCFL offered him the opportunity to participate in “Own Your Future,” a 2-week intensive that offers in-depth information on starting a business, setting goals, and growing your business with little to no resources. Troy cannot recommend the experience more, saying, “It will probably be the best thing you’ve ever done for yourself.”


Did You Know?

Workshops At Careersource NCFL

CareerSource NCFL hosts workshops to benefit job seekers and employed professionals who desire to enhance their knowledge and skills. Held on a rotating weekly basis, the workshops are available at no charge.

Whether you attend for your own professional development or send your employees, all are welcome! Mark your calendar for the next one.

Gainesville Career Center Schedule:

Mondays: Bonding Program Workshop (2 PM)
Tuesdays: EmployFlorida Workshop (1 PM); Get Prep’d: Remaining Focused on the Job (3 PM)
Wednesdays: Get Prep’d: Dependability (9 AM); Resume Writing (1:30 PM); Get Prep’d: Effective Problem Solving Workshop (3 PM)
Thursdays: Get Prep’d: Taking Initiative (10:30 AM); Interviewing Skills (1:30 PM); Get Prep’d: Communication Skills (3 PM)
Fridays: Money Management (9 AM); Social Media (11 AM)

Starke Career Center Schedule:

Mondays: Resume Writing (1:30 PM); Get Prep’d: Effective Problem Solving (3 PM)
Tuesdays: Get Prep’d: Dependability (10 AM); Get Prep’d: Remaining Focused on the Job (3 PM)
Wednesdays: Employ Florida (3 PM)
Thursdays: Interviewing Skills (1:30 PM); Get Prep’d: Communication Skills (3 PM)
Fridays: Get Prep’d: Taking Initiative (10:30 PM)

Hot Jobs

Searching for a job this month? Check out our list of the latest local Hot Jobs a job board with positions that need to be filled by community employers ASAP.

The list is updated weekly and includes varying industries. Apply for open positions by visiting www.employflorida.com.

Career Centers Will Be Closed On Thanksgiving

The CareerSource NCFL Career Centers will be closed on Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29 in honor of the Thanksgiving Holiday. Normal business hours will resume on Monday, December 2.

Closed for Thanksgiving 2019


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 executives, 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 provides employers access to the training and resources they need to grow their employees and business while eliminating barriers for workers to meaningful employment across the region. More information is available at www.careersourcencfl.com.

CareerSource North Central Florida is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. All voice telephone numbers may be reached by persons using TTY/TDD equipment via the Florida Relay Service at 711. Programs funded by CareerSource NCFL as a grantee of the U.S. Department of Labor. CareerSource North Central Florida is a proud partner of the American Job Center network. This project is supported by the Employment and Training Administration of the U.S. Department of Labor as part of an award totaling $63,000 with 0% financed from non-governmental sources.