Calling all IT employers and Human Resources representatives in the IT field

Get involved with GIT at the November luncheon for IT employers and recruiters

Gainesville Information Technology (GIT) is hosting its quarterly luncheon for IT employers and recruiters. The luncheons provide local IT employers and human resource professionals the opportunity to network with FloridaWorks workforce representatives and training providers in a social, casual setting.  GIT is a program of FloridaWorks in collaboration with the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce.

The November 7 luncheon will be at Romano’s Macaroni Grill, 6419 W. Newberry Rd., from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Click here to RSVP. During this time attendees can learn of local IT talent who may be a fit for their company and of 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 talent recruitment and retention on a local level.

Table topics include:

  • What IT positions are you hiring for? What are the essential skills and qualifications?
  • Company Culture
  • What IT competencies were reflected on the resumes of candidates who recently applied to your company’s IT job openings?
  • If there was one ask that the person sitting across from you could assist you with, what would it be (re: IT talent recruitment and retention)?

FloridaWorks and the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce are working together with community leaders and IT professionals to build the best IT workforce in the country. One method of building and retaining a local talent pool is Talent Trade, an opportunity for employers to review registered EFM applicants who may be the perfect fit for their company. Employers are encouraged to recommend impressive applicants for Talent Trade who may not have met specific position requirements or pre-requisites.

For more information and to register for GIT’s November luncheon, please contact Shareen Baptiste via phone, (352) 334-7100 ext. 302, or email,

More information about GIT:

Gainesville Information Technology is a program of FloridaWorks in collaboration with the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce. GIT is focused on strengthening the IT talent pool within the Gainesville area to assist local employers with their hiring needs and retain and attract companies to the area, further growing our economy.

FloridaWorks is an equal opportunity program/employer. 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.