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.

See what key insights Pam Nabors, CSCF President & CEO, has to share with you as she reflects back on the first quarter of the 2018-19 program year.
Big successes, major milestones and what’s coming are discussed in this one-on-one conversation you won’t want to miss!

Moving Forward Together: After Hurricane Maria

Wells Fargo awarded CSCF a $20,000 grant to host a community resource and hiring event last month for evacuees and those still working to recover from the powerful category 4 storm that struck Puerto Rico and the Caribbean a year ago. Continue reading…

Jesus is a career seeker who successfully completed an internship program with CSCF in 2012. Because he has a criminal background, and it proved too much of a barrier to his employment search in Central Florida at that time. As a result, he moved out of state to try his luck elsewhere, and subsequently lost touch with his CSCF team. Continue reading…

CareerSource Central Florida’s CEO and President, Pamela Nabors, attended the grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony for Lake Technical College’s Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CAM). Continue reading…

CSCF attended the Proclamation Ceremony for Manufacturing Month in Osceola, held at Valencia College Advanced Manufacturing Center. Osceola County Chairman Fred Hawkins Jr. presented the proclamation in the company of County Commissioners Cheryl Grieb and Viviana Janer. Sherry Reeves of the Manufacturer’s Association of Central Florida was also present. Continued reading…

Hospitality and construction continues to be at the forefront of the Board’s priorities in meeting the demands of these two high-growth industries.
CSCF is working closely with leaders to identify new partnerships and training opportunities that will engage the talent pool. At the next board meeting in December, CSCF will take a deeper dive into the issues that face the construction industry today.

Welcome to the first edition of the CareerSource Central Florida (CSCF) Newsletter – the one-stop shop to get the latest CSCF news.
Found in your inbox the third week of every month, this board newsletter will provide news you can use — what’s happening in and around CSCF with highlights, meeting schedules, spotlights and more. You won’t want to miss it.