Category: Regional News

Eastern Florida State College Approved for New Nursing Degree Program

Registered nurses are currently the top position in demand in central Florida, according to CareerSource Central Florida, which referenced data from Help Wanted OnLine, a job listing tool across the state. Four central Florida educational institutions received approval this week from the State Board of Education to offer Bachelor of Science degrees in nursing. Valencia College, […]

Blue Origin’s 750,000 Square-Foot Rocket Center “Coming Soon”

Blue Origin’s new rocket manufacturing center in Exploration Park on Florida’s Space Coast should be finished by the end of 2017, creating 330 high-tech, high-wage jobs paying an average annual salary of $89,000. Check out owner of Blue Origin and Amazon.com Inc., Jeff Bezos’ video clip of the new facility here. Read entire article by […]

Rocket Business Growth is Great News for Other Brevard County Businesses

With a resurgence in the local space race, it is no surprise that even caterers, like Renaissance Catering of Cocoa, are seeing a boost in their business. Recent local rocket activity includes: Blue Origin building a massive rocket assembly plant, SpaceX launching rockets nearly twice a week, OneWeb building a satellite manufacturing facility and Lockheed […]

Plans Made for Boeing and DARPA’s New Spaceplane to Launch in 2020

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, recently selected Boeing to finish designing a reusable suborbital spaceplane, XS-1, which Boeing calls “Phantom Express”, with plans to launch and land at Cape Canaveral in 2020. “The XS-1 would be neither a traditional airplane nor a conventional launch vehicle but rather a combination of the two, […]

Heatlhcare Sector Strategy Roll Out

By Ken Datzman, Brevard Business News …“The sector–strategy approach is our big initiative at CareerSource Brevard,” said Murphy. “We have in place the Manufacturing Sector Strategy, we are rolling out our Healthcare Sector Strategy, and will be following that up with our Information Technology Sector Strategy. These three strategies cut across all businesses.” CareerSource Brevard […]

CareerSource Brevard awarded federal grant focused on job training for information technology industry; corporate veteran Maguire heads sector

By Ken Datzman, Brevard Business News ROCKLEDGE — The U.S. Department of Labor has awarded an “America’s Promise Grant” to 23 regional workforce partnerships across the nation to support tuition–free education and training for high–demand industries, and CareerSource Brevard led the way in Florida. The four–year grants are expected to provide more than 21,000 U.S. […]

Your “Social Life” Can Help Land You a Job

By Stephanie Mosedale Your social media profile is out there for the world to see. That includes recruiters, hiring managers….and your mom. In fact, according to Jobvite’s Annual Social Recruiting Survey report, 92 percent of companies admit to using social media for recruiting and three out of four hiring managers and recruiters check a candidate’s social […]

2017 FEDERAL CONTRACTING CONFERENCE

Melbourne, FL – Congressman Bill Posey has announced he will be hosting a Federal Contracting Conference on August 23. This is the chance for government contractors to have one-on-one meetings with procurement representatives from Washington D.C., and Central Florida to explore new contracting opportunities. This is also an opportunity for local businesses that specialize in […]

CAREERSOURCE BREVARD ANNOUNCES NEW TITUSVILLE CAREER CENTER LOCATION

Brevard County, FL — CareerSource Brevard (CSB), the area authority on workforce development, announced on Tuesday, May 23, at the quarterly board meeting, plans for expansion in North Brevard. The motion to approve the executive committee’s recommendation to relocate the Titusville career center, based on the current and projected growth of business and jobs in […]