Tag: employers

  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…

Are you looking to break into the manufacturing industry? CareerSource North Central Florida is hosting employers and job seekers on Wednesday, April 22. Stop by the career center, 4800 SW 13th St., where workforce specialists will be on hand to assist you with tailoring your resume and providing information on skills, training and minimum requirements…

What does entrepreneurship mean to you? Responsibility. Freedom. Empowerment. Ambition. Creativity. CareerSource North Central Florida is holding a series of coffee break sessions that ask the question “What does entrepreneurship mean to you?” Each session will feature a successful Gainesville-area entrepreneur discussing entrepreneurship and the startup ecosystem. Attendees will meet other community and academic leaders,…

Today’s workforce succumbs to a wide range of personal dilemmas, such as stress, marital difficulties, financial trouble, legal issues and more. When lifestyle-related behaviors and chronic conditions affect your employees, you may notice a decline in productivity, employee engagement and business profitability, in addition to increased healthcare costs. As an employer, how can you communicate…

David Massias, CEO and cofounder of Shadow Health, kicked off the 2014 Company Lifestyle series with a presentation and roundtable discussion on building and maintaining effective organizational culture. What began as a startup in the Florida Innovation Hub, educational software developer Shadow Health now serves more than 400 nursing programs in North America. The company,…

  GAINESVILLE, Fla. – In August 2014, Tina Jones made some unexpected friends. Tina, a 28-year-old diabetic woman, was joined by eight-year-old Danny Rivera suffering from persistent cough, 78-year-old Esther Park complaining of abdominal pain, and Brian Foster, a 58-year-old man recovering from routine surgery. What does Tina have in common with Danny, Esther and…

After 11 years working with MRI machines, electrical engineer Rob Ladkani now uses his skills to advance the development of unmanned aircraft. Companies like Gainesville-based drone manufacturer Altavian provide unemployed and underemployed professionals with new career opportunities through CareerSource North Central Florida’s Healthcare Biomanufacturing Occupational & Technology Training (HBOTT). In 2011, three University of Florida…

In the 2012-2013 fiscal year, Florida’s workforce system provided recruiting, hiring, training and related services to more than 40,000 businesses. From accessing local and state labor-market data to scheduling interviews and managing recruitment events, CareerSource Florida is a valuable tool for employers throughout the state. Allow the CareerSource North Central Florida Business Services team help…

NeuroNet Learning isn’t the average family business. Managing Director Jonathan Rowe was a graduate student at the University of Florida (UF) when he started the company with the help of his mother, Nancy, and brother, Gordon. Dedicated to learning enrichment, NeuroNet develops “learning through movement” programs based on neuroscience research. Rowe’s mother Nancy, a speech…

Governor Rick Scott declared Friday, May 10 the first annual Paychecks for Patriots Day in Florida. As part of the statewide initiative, FloridaWorks hosted the Gainesville location, which attracted more than 145 veterans and their eligible dependents. There were 10 events held across the state. FloridaWorks was able to bring veterans in Alachua and Bradford…