Category: Businesses

Brevard County Top Gainer on Prestigious Milken Index

Space Coast, FL – The Space Coast can add another ranking to its growing collection – top gainer in Milken Institute’s Best Performing Cities 2017: Where America’s Jobs are Created and Sustained. Climbing an impressive 90 spots in just one year, the Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville region is now in the top one-third of large Metropolitan Statistical […]

The Brevard IT Workforce Consortium Meeting

Join CareerSource Brevard (CSB), area employers, educators,  and other community stakeholders to share the challenges and solutions faced while attracting, recruiting, and retaining the IT talent many of Brevard’s businesses need to grow.   Register here!  Thursday,February1st 9am-Noon, Registration 8:30am Bill Posey Conference Center, Florida Department of Health 2555 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Viera, FL […]

Space Coast Comeback

WESH 2’s Chronicle: Space Coast Comeback, is a one-hour look at Brevard’s turnaround following the shuttle era, highlighting how Brevard County leaders helped turn our community into what it is today. This exciting episode illustrates how together, we are writing the next chapter of the Space Coast’s history. http://www.wesh.com/article/chronicle-space-coast-comeback/14428586   WESH 2 Chronicle: Space Coast […]

2016-2017 Annual Report Posted

The 2016-2017 CareerSource Brevard Annual Report has been published. This year’s annual report, A Workforce in Motion, highlights the results of a successful year.  Click ‘expand’ below to explore the report, and be sure to check out the videos and links embedded within. CareerSource Brevard – A Workforce In Motion! View the annual report here.

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 […]