Category: Businesses

Space firms focus on potential workforce shortage

By Marco Santana, Orlando Sentinel PALM BAY — Space industry officials say bolstering the industry’s future workforce to offset an expected wave of retirements must become a priority, or some firms will be left scrambling for workers. The talent pool has attracted newer companies such as SpaceX and Blue Origin, which creates informal hiring competition […]

Brevard’s unemployment down to 3.5 percent: County has more than 7,200 jobs from a year ago

By Wayne T. Price, FLORIDA TODAY Brevard County’s unemployment rate fell to 3.5 percent in October, basically the same as a month earlier. Year over year though, the Trinity of a positive job market continued on the Space Coast. A larger worker force. More people working. Fewer unemployed. Florida’s Department of Economic Opportunity released the October […]

Bridging talent gap, growing opportunities in Florida through apprenticeships

By Michelle Dennard, President and CEO, CareerSource Florida The talent gap we face in Florida is not a new problem nor is it unique to our state. According to the Florida Chamber, while more than 400,000 are looking for jobs, we have 232,000 jobs looking for people. Florida’s employers and workforce development, economic development and […]

National Apprenticeship Week: November 13-19, 2017

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta today announced that the third annual National Apprenticeship Week will be held November 13-19, 2017. Apprenticeships provide demand-driven education, allowing apprentices to earn while they learn – helping to close the skills gap between the skills job creators seek and job seekers need. “Expanding apprenticeships across […]

CareerSource Brevard Holiday Schedule for July 2017-June 2018

2017-18 Career Center Closings: Labor Day: Monday, Sept. 4, 2017 Veteran’s Day: Friday, Nov. 10, 2017 Thanksgiving: Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017 Day after Thanksgiving: Friday, Nov. 24, 2017 Christmas Eve Observed: Friday, Dec. 22, 2017 Christmas: Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 New Year’s Day- Monday, Jan. 1, 2018 Martin Luther King’s Day: Monday, Jan. 15, 2018 […]

Lockheed victories add about 900 jobs in Central Florida

By Matthew Richardson, Orlando Business Journal Lockheed Martin, which has more than 7,000 workers in Orlando and hundreds more in Cape Canaveral, has 903 job openings listed on its career website. More than 800 of the jobs are in Orlando, 56 in Cape Canaveral and eight in Titusville. The company is hiring across the board […]

For a limited time–CareerSource Brevard services in Cocoa!

Impacted by Hurricane Irma? For a limited time, CareerSource Brevard will bring career services closer to you! Information How to apply for Disaster Unemployment benefits. Services available at our career centers Hot Jobs & Disaster Recovery jobs Job search workshops Resources Laptops for registering in Employ Florida to look for employment. Workforce professionals to answer […]

Florida Tech Receives $246M Siemens Technology Grant

MELBOURNE, FLA. — Siemens has provided Florida Institute of Technology with an in-kind software grant that will enable the university to offer students powerful, hands-on learning experiences to better equip them for future STEM careers. The in-kind grant has a commercial value of more than $246 million. It is centered on Siemens’ industry-leading product lifecycle […]

Hurricane Irma Recovery Resources

At CareerSource Brevard we are dedicated to helping you recover as quickly as possible from Hurricane Irma.  Below you will find resources for businesses and individuals. Contact Information Crisis Cleanup: 800-451-1954 or www.crisiscleanup.org. FEMA Disaster Assistance: (800) 621-3362 or www.FEMA.gov/apply-assistance FEMA for People with Disabilities:  https://www.fema.gov/resources-people-disabilities-access-functional-needs Florida’s 2-1-1 Help Line: 211 Florida Emergency Information Line:  (800) 342-3557 […]

FEDERAL REEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE FOR DISASTER VICTIMS

Sep 13, 2017 Assistance is available for residents and businesses in declared counties. Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) is available to Florida businesses and residents whose employment or self-employment was lost or interrupted as a result of Hurricane Irma. President Donald J. Trump officially granted a major disaster declaration request, upon request by Florida Governor Rick […]