Category: Regional News

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 […]

The Space Coast Satellite Industy is Growing

By Matthew Richardson, Orlando Business Journal Brevard County — is playing a big role in the future of the satellite industry in two big ways: Arlington, Va.-based satellite company OneWeb LLC in March expects to debut its $85 million, 100,000 square-foot manufacturing plant inSpace Florida’s Exploration Park. Space Florida is the state’s economic development agency […]

SpaceX Preps Rocket for Secret Payload, Parts Supplier Expands and More

By Matthew Richardson, Orlando Business Journal Here’s a few things happening this week on the Space Coast: Extant Aerospace: The Melbourne-based electronic parts maker and supplier broke ground on Nov. 14 for its planned 54,000-square-foot production and repair center. The company is currently posting jobs for a junior and senior manufacturing engineer, senior supply chain […]

Embraer Hiring!

Who & What? Embraer is hiring for their production facility! Immediate Job Openings. Interviews on site. —————- Aircraft Painters— #10578556 Assembly Technicians (Avionics, Hydraulic Installers, Structures, Interiors, etc.)— #10578496 A&P Technicians— #10578416 Manufacturing Engineers— #10578465 Quality Inspectors— # 10578533 Quality Engineers—  #10578484 . When & Where? Saturday, November 18th, from 9am to 3pm! Embraer Production Facility […]

Rebuild Brevard – National Dislocated Worker Grant (NDWG)

Through the NDWG Grant, CareerSource Brevard can assist individuals who were unemployed due to Hurricane Irma or are unemployed 6 of the past 13 weeks.  These job opportunities that we have to offer are temporary employment in: restoration, cleanup, equipment operators and  humanitarian activities. All positions are temporary to help rebuild our community.  If you […]

Disaster Unemployment Assistance for those impacted by Hurricane Irma

Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) is available to Brevard residents whose employment or self-employment was lost or interrupted as a result of Hurricane Irma. Disaster Unemployment Assistance is available to those who: Worked or were self-employed or were scheduled to begin work or self-employment; Do not qualify for regular unemployment benefits from any state: and Due […]

The Guide to Florida’s High Tech Corridor: Spurring Space Coast Revival

Page 8 The revival along Florida’s Space Coast continues as an impressive reminder of the power and potential of high tech industry. Launches from the Space Coast have become almost commonplace again with SpaceX, Blue Origin and United Launch Alliance busy delivering payloads to the International Space Station and pushing commercial and military satellites into […]

Disaster Recovery Center in Cocoa

BREVARD COUNTY, FL. — A Disaster Recovery Center opened at the UF/IFAS Agricultural Center, 3695 Lake Drive in Cocoa, in response to Hurricane Irma.  The center is open daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Center will house representatives from FEMA, the US Army Corps of Engineers’ Operation Blue Roof program, the Small Business […]