2018

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Mayor Teresa Jacobs will be closing out a six year tenure as Consortium Chair. She began her term with CareerSource Central Florida in May of 2012 and will now be the Chair of the Orange County School Board.

After an internship secured by Lake County Business and Career Services Consultants, career seeker Tracy Chancey was offered an accounting position at Lassiter-Ware starting at $16.75 an hour plus benefits!

Kiana Rodriguez, a young, single mother entered CareerSource Central Florida’s Career Conextions program and worked her way into employment at HomeGoods. She was so dedicated to her new position that she walked to and from work at night. Osceola Center’s Disabled Veterans Outreach Program specialist, Ken Deendyal, generously donated a brand new bike to Kiana. What a wonderful way to jumpstart this season of giving!

CSCF has received a grant in the amount of $10,000 from Duke Energy as part of the power company’s foundation to “build powerful communities.” As electricity continues to power our lives, it also powers incredible career opportunities that come with higher wages and career paths to even greater success.

Exciting changes are happening at CareerSource Central Florida. Last week, appointments were made and the landscape of how investments are strategically distributed across the six high-growth industries were enhanced. Click here to find out more details and what else the Board has in store for the rest of the program year.

Once again, CareerSource Central Florida has partnered with Florida High Tech Corridor to host The Corridor Talent Forum in Orlando on March 27-29, 2019. Through rapid-fire networking sessions, receptions and presentations, The Corridor Talent Forum helps organizations build and strengthen relationships with over 50 state colleges and university contacts who work directly with students preparing to graduate from top STEM degree programs in a matter of hours – not days and travel time.
This talent forum helps recruit top talent from around the nation to support the growth of the high tech industry in Florida.
If you are interested in participating in the talent forum and discuss hiring needs, please contact Dana Carr, Economic Development Liaison with CareerSource Central Florida at DCarr@CareerSourceCF.Com or 407-247-0473.

Please join CSCF in congratulating Steve Nguyen, Vice President of Information Technology, who recently graduated as a member of the City of Orlando’s Leadership Orlando Class 95, along with 81 of his classmates.
For over 40 years, Leadership Orlando has provided business and community leaders with the opportunity to explore the Central Florida Region while building lasting relationships with professional peers. With more than 5,000 graduates, it’s Central Florida’s only community leadership program that spans the entire seven-county region and is the largest program in America, offering multiple classes each year.

Gabriel Aponte joined CSCF’s Youth program for support in gaining employment. During his time in the youth program, the CSCF team helped Gabriel enroll in Second Harvest’s Culinary Training Program – due to his passion for cooking – to help pursue a sustainable career in the food industry.
Engaged and motivated, Gabriel excelled in the training curriculum and recently graduated from the program with valuable “hands-on” experience and skills needed for an entry-level position in any foodservice establishment. With his newly-acquired knowledge and enhanced skills, Gabriel secured a culinary position at the Grand Bohemian Downtown Orlando. CSCF is proud of his hard work and dedication, and excited to share the news of his success in and out of the classroom.

The unemployment rate in the CareerSource Central Florida region (Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, and Sumter counties) was 2.7 percent in October 2018. This rate was 0.8 percentage point lower than the region’s year ago rate of 3.5 percent. The region’s October 2018 unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage point lower than the state rate of 3.0 percent. The labor force was 1,388,477, up 45,298 (+3.4) over the year. There were 38,166 unemployed residents in the region.