The CareerSource Florida Network is Here for Your Business
As we continue to navigate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and guide Florida to economic recovery and prosperity, we know many businesses are focused not only on their recovery goals, but how to continue growing in the long term.
The CareerSource Florida network is here to help Florida businesses recover and thrive. Helping businesses find talent and Floridians find jobs is what the CareerSource Florida network does every day.
Whether your business needs help recruiting specialized talent, hiring new team members, training existing employees or all of the above, CareerSource Florida can help. Our team of business and economic development professionals can offer expertise, funding and resources to help your businesses succeed.
Our workforce professionals are here to help you:
Recruit and hire – from virtual career fairs to candidate screening, we can help you find the talent you need.
Train and retain – we offer training grants for both businesses needing to train new hires and those needing to upskill their current staff.
Please visit careersourceflorida.com/business-services to learn more about our services and locate your local team today.
The Florida 2030 Task Force is meeting May 20, 10:00 - 11:30 ET, featuring Dr. Jerry Parrish, Florida Chamber Foundation. This task force has taken on three of The Florida Chamber's 2030 goals:
Top state for gross domestic product and top quartile most diversified state economy
Rural county share of Florida gross domestic product doubles
100% of regional economic development plans aligned with Florida 2030 goals
During this meeting, the Florida 2030 Task Force will divide into three working groups to address key areas to facilitate FEDC's effort to achieve each of the three goals.
If you would like to participate in the Florida 2030 Task Force, please contact Jill Blackman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Many thanks to the following members who have volunteered to serve in these working groups:
Top State for GDP and Top Quartile for Industry Diversification
Doug Wheeler, Consultant
Ben Friedman, Pinellas County Economic Development
Zoraida Velasco, FloridaMakes
Jaksa Petrovic, Hillsborough County Economic Development Dept.
Crtistina Paredes, Leon County OEV
James Kohnstamm, Miami-Dade Beacon Council
Dave Gammon, Charlotte County Economic Development
Zoraida Velasco, FloridaMakes
Bill Fruth, POLICOM
Cliff Marvin, CareerSource Central Florida
Doubling the Rural Share of Florida's GDP
Laura DiBella, Harbor Pilots
Rose Fagler, Weyerhaeuser
Verdell Hawkins, Gulf Power
Amanda Starling, FloridaMakes
Richard Williams, Opportunity Florida
Roy Baker, Opportunity Florida
Diane Scholz, NFEDP
Tiffany Garling, Jackson County EDO
Jim McKnight, Gulf County
Zach Gilmore, Jackson County EDO
Jeff King, Highlands County ED
100% of Regional Economic Development Plans Aligned with Florida 2030 Goals
Jennifer Conoley, Florida's Great Northwest
Matt Chesnut, Space Florida
Maria Grulich, FloridaRealtors
Katherine Randall, City of North Lauderdale
Tom Krueger, City of Longwood
Dana Carr, Seminole County Government
Jim McShane, CareerSource Capital Region
David Rodriguez, Osceola County
Michael Chen, CRA of Dania Beach
Dan Murphy, City of Groveland
Robert Pierce, Hillsborough County
Aundra Wallace, JAXUSA Partnership
Javier Marin, Central Florida Development Council
Melanie Schmees, Collier County ED
June Wolfe, FloridaMakes
FEDC Welcomes the Following New Members:
Teach for America
Nova Engineering and Environmental
Special thanks to our 4th quarter renewing members: