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CareerSource North Central Florida is seeking public comment on its comprehensive two-year modification to their four-year services plan. The purpose of the plan is to revisit and re-calibrate state plan strategies in response to changing economic conditions and workforce needs of the state. Printed copies of the plan will be available at the reception desk…

Last week, CareerSource North Central Florida attended the annual Winter U.S. Conference of Mayors Workforce Development Council (WDC) in Washington, D.C.—a yearly three-day gathering of municipal leaders who share and discuss best practices with leading workforce boards across the country. The annual Winter USCM meeting draws hundreds of mayors, government officials, and mayor-sponsored community leaders…

On January 16,  the North Florida Regional Chamber of Commerce and CareerSource North Central Florida named Patricia Evans the “Workforce Person of the Year.” Ms. Evans has served on the workforce board for many years. Last year, she served as Chair of the Career Source NCFL Board for 2017 and, in addition, has Chaired various committees…

  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…

Invitation to Negotiate (ITN) Program Evaluation Services for the Opportunity Quest Grant for Alachua and Bradford Counties, Florida The Alachua Bradford Local Workforce Development Board d.b.a. CareerSource North Central Florida, issues this Invitation to Negotiate (ITN) to organizations and legal entities with the capacity and expertise to provide one or more services to CareerSource North…

Apprenticeship has long been a major part of the career training process. However, as technology advanced and the world began to change, the push for such training all but completely faded. Despite this, it’s still apparent how valuable apprenticeship is to those hoping to learn a new skill or trade. In the U.S., this realization…

Statewide Hiring Fair Continues to Connect Florida Veterans with Career Opportunities GAINESVILLE, FL – CareerSource North Central Florida (NCFL) is once again participating in “Paychecks for Patriots,” a veteran-dedicated hiring event held each November. The CareerSource NCFL events will take on November 8th and 9th from 9AM – 1PM respectively. Alachua County | November 8,…

Gainesville — CareerSource North Central Florida Executive Director Frank Avery today announced that the Alachua and Bradford County unemployment rates today dropped to 3.0% each according to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. The Gainesville metro area gained 3,640 new jobs over the past year. “We’re very pleased with the rate of job growth this…

(October 14, 2017 – Gainesville, Fla.) CareerSource North Central Florida (NCFL) has been awarded a Dislocated Worker Grant (DWG) following Hurricane Irma. The grant is designed to place eligible workers – including those who may have been displaced due to Hurricane Irma – into temporary jobs that assist with recovery and restoration efforts as a…

October 10, 2017 – Gainesville, FL – The CONNECT (Creating Opportunities (through) Networking New and Existing Companies (with our region’s) Talent) professional networking group has teamed up with Santa Fe College’s Back to Work 50+ program to reach greater heights in connecting employers with skilled local professional job seekers. Joining forces with Santa Fe College,…