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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…

The Startup Quest pilot program ended May 11, 2011. Data is tracked quarterly. Date Data Recorded Total Number of Participants Who Have Become Employed June 2013 73 March 5, 2013 68 December 5, 2012 65 October 31, 2012 61 August 14, 2012 61 January 24, 2012 57 November 21, 2011 39 September 19, 2011 37…

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has awarded the Gainesville Area with the 2009 Region of Excellence Award.  The partnerships between the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce, Council for Economic Outreach, North Florida Regional Chamber of Commerce and FloridaWorks were recognized for taking an innovative industry approach to integrating multiple organizations that are committed to the…

There are many support services available to job seekers receiving public assistance and to low-income workers. Some of these services are available up to two years after giving up cash assistance.  Support services include: Childcare referrals Gas cards Bus passes Tools, equipment, clothing, or uniforms required for work. Dignity Project referrals for free vehicles. Workers earning under…

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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…

The FloridaWorks Business Services Team is here to assist you in all of your hiring needs. For personalized service, call your local representative. To post your job openings without assistance, go to Employ Florida. For Alachua County call: Joe Johnson, Director of Business Services, (352) 334-7105 ext. 311 Travis Butcher, Business Service Representative, (352) 334-7105…

FloridaWorks is the name for the Alachua Bradford Regional Workforce Board. It is made up of community leaders from the public and private sector who share the goal of developing and sustaining a qualified and effective regional workforce. The board accomplishes this by providing services and opportunities to both employers and job seekers. The board…

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…