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John Curtis Jr., an Army veteran and graduate of the University of North Florida, has made considerable changes in the last five years. With a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology and Project Management, Curtis came to CareerSource North Central Florida (formerly FloridaWorks) in need of career focus and guidance. After a series of project…

Jennifer Hecht is a natural “people person.” With her confident approach and animated laughter, Jennifer makes others feel welcome and comfortable in her presence, a useful skill in her 22 years as a licensed massage therapist. In October 2012, Jennifer’s 12-year career at a local spa ended unexpectedly. Unemployed for the first time in decades,…

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…

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CONNECTing Talent to Employment Chip Skinner was out of work for about four months when his neighbor suggested he contact FloridaWorks. Skinner was laid off when his company lost a re-compete bid, and after not finding good leads on his own, he began attending FloridaWorks CONNECT meetings. “I was drawn to CONNECT because of its…

Stay CONNECTed to Discover Opportunities Professional networking, a targeted resume and skill sharpening via volunteerism led one Gainesville woman to reemployment. Florida native Weida Tucker moved back to Gainesville in January 2009 and planned to bring along her recruiting business of 20 years from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After renting an office space and doing some research,…