Category: Businesses

Healthcare careers are a growing field

By Carol Macrander Question: Do want a job that makes a difference in your community? Macrander: Many of us do, and one that is meaningful and positively impacts others. If so, have you considered a job in the healthcare industry in Brevard County? According to labor market projections through 2024 from the Florida Department of […]

Recent Data Indicates Growth on the Space Coast

Medical Data Systems Inc., a medical billing collection company headquartered in Vero Beach, recently announced plans to expand with a second operation in Melbourne and a need to hire up to 300 people.  And news like this is becoming more common. Brevard’s economy is on the rise. The low unemployment rate is trending down, more […]

Made In Brevard Expo

Details about Made in Brevard Time/date: 3-6 p.m. Wednesday, 5/17/17 Location: Radisson Resort at the Port’s convention hall, Cape Canaveral, 8701 Astronaut Blvd., Cape Canaveral What’s happening: The event will feature 30 local manufacturing companies,  showing how products made on the Space Coast are making a difference across the globe, and will highlight the modern manufacturing facilities, as […]

LOCKHEED MARTIN JOBS FROM CA. TO SPACE COAST

LOCKHEED MARTIN JOBS FROM CA. TO SPACE COAST MELBOURNE, Fla.- Lockheed Martin Corp. in bringing 300 ballistic missile program jobs from California to Brevard County (Florida’s Space Coast) over the next two years. The new operations will tie in with offshore missile testing related to the Naval Ordnance Test Unit headquartered in Port Canaveral.  Lockheed […]

Where can businesses find qualified workers?

By Marci Murphy QUESTION: We are having trouble finding the right people to fill our open positions. They don’t seem to have the exact skills we need.  Any suggestions? Murphy: Due to the low unemployment rate, there are less people looking for employment and that equates to fewer candidates for your business to choose from. My […]

VETERANS EMPLOYMENT INITIATIVE HELPS VETS CONQUER EMPLOYMENT

All US Veterans and immediate family members are eligible for this FREE 6-week workshop. Program begins May 17, 2017. Brevard County, FL – Veterans and immediate family members who are seeking entrepreneurship, employment, and/or continuing education opportunities are encouraged to participate in the Veterans Employment Initiative (VEI) program, made possible by the Goodwill Industries of […]

Advancing In Manufacturing (AIM)/EFSC Manufacturing Advisory Council Quarterly Meeting: 5/4/17

ATTENTION: Manufacturing Industry Representatives, Educational Partners and Community Stakeholders You’re invited to the the next AIM meeting. WHEN:  Thursday, May 4, 2017, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. WHERE:  Bayside High School, 1901 Degroodt Road Southwest, Palm Bay, FL 32908 WHAT:  Quarterly Manufacturing Sector Strategy meeting with industry initiatives updates REGISTER HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/aim-efsc-manufacturing-advisory-council-spring-meeting-working-together-to-build-a-talent-pipeline-registration-33315331052 Program Highlights:  Building […]

Brevard Healthcare Workforce Consortium Meeting: 4/25/17

ATTENTION: Healthcare Industry Representatives, Educational Partners and Community Stakeholders You’re invited to the second Brevard Healthcare Workforce Consortium meeting. WHEN:  Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. WHERE:  Bill Posey Conference Center, Florida Department of Health in Brevard County–  2555 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Viera, FL 32940 WHAT:  Join Healthcare Industry Representatives, Educational […]

SpaceX launch marks Florida region’s rebirth as a more diverse aerospace economy

Launch pad 39A … has been refurbished by commercial launch company Space Exploration Technologies Corp., or SpaceX…The pad’s rebirth illustrates the economic rebound of Florida’s Space Coast as it transitions to a more diverse aerospace economy with a significant commercial sector, from one powered by government investment dating back to the Kennedy administration. Of the […]

OneWeb Satellites bringing 250 jobs to Space Coast

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Director Cissy Proctor and Governor Rick Scott helped break ground on OneWeb’s new satellite manufacturing facility in Brevard County’s Exploration Park. OneWeb is bringing 250 new high-wage manufacturing jobs to the area.  OneWeb, which was founded by technology entrepreneur and former Google executive Greg Wyler, will design, build and launch […]