Calling all employers and HR professionals in the IT field!

Recap of GIT’s inaugural employer luncheon & announcement of upcoming luncheon

Twenty-eight employers and HR professionals attended GIT’s (Gainesville Information Technology) inaugural employer luncheon in April and networked with leading employers of talented IT professionals. Kelly Services, lunch sponsor, addressed the crowd and Nancy Iafrate spoke about the success and vision of the Howard Bishop Middle School IT Academy. FloridaWorks also provided employers with resume(s) of IT talent.


Don’t fret! If you missed the last luncheon, you can still network with local HR professionals, IT employers, workforce representatives and training providers in a social, casual setting at GIT’s Employer Luncheon on Wednesday, May 1st at Noon at Sound Bites (Grooveshark’s Café in the Sun Center Downtown)! This month’s luncheon is sponsored by TEKsystems.

Learn of IT talent who may be a fit for your company, announcements of upcoming events and available community resources for your needs. GIT’s Employer Luncheons create a collaboratory sphere, provide a source of networking and create a system of support surrounding Information Technology in Gainesville, Florida. Come to stay connected!

Click here to register today! For more information or questions, contact Shareen Baptiste at 352.334.7100 or

About GIT: Gainesville Information Technology

GITis an IT Taskforce assembled by FloridaWorks and the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce focused on strengthening the IT talent pool within the Gainesville area to assist local employers with their hiring needs and attract future economic development prospects to the area, further growing our economy. The taskforce leading this movement is comprised of the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce, FloridaWorks, University of Florida, Santa Fe College, New Horizons Computer Learning Centers, Gainesville Regional Utilities, Info Tech, InterMed, 10Geek Software, Institute for Workforce Innovation, Grooveshark, Infinite Energy, United Way, local training providers and other local companies.

GIT is working to position Gainesville as a leading IT community by developing, attracting and retaining “1337” talent. For Gainesville to be the coolest place in the nation for IT professionals, the taskforce has identified the following goals: (1) strengthen Gainesville’s IT infrastructure; (2) attract strong candidates to Gainesville; (3) encourage community collaboration; and (4) cultivate IT interest in the up-and-coming generation.

FloridaWorks 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.