Category: Sector News

Brevard County Businesses Finalists for 2020 GrowFL Companies to Watch List

2020 GrowFL Florida Companies to Watch finalists announced Brevard County among community with finalists competing to earn prestigious honor SPACE COAST, Fla. (September 9, 2020) – The Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast (EDC) and GrowFL are pleased to announce that six companies from Brevard County were among the first round of the 2020 GrowFL […]

L3Harris Coping with Coronavirus – Florida Today

Published in Florida Today, July 10, 2020 Aerospace and defense technology powerhouse L3Harris Technologies Inc. is continuing to expand its Space Coast operations, as it fights through the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic. The Melbourne-based company is one year into a blockbuster “merger of equals” worth $33.5 billion that brought together the former Harris Corp. […]

Responsive Action – CareerSource Brevard Responds to COVID-19 – Space Coast Business Profile

Published in Space Coast Business, June 19, 2020 by Marci Murphy, President – CareerSource Brevard  “Danger gathers upon our path. We cannot afford – we have no right – to look back. We must look forward.” – Winston Churchill As the beginning of March started to roll in and the COVID-19 virus pandemic evolved, the […]

Business Learning at CareerSource Brevard: The Keys to Talent Management

On February 6, recruiters, human resources, and education professionals gathered together at a Business Learning event, held at our career center in Rockledge. Presenters Michelle Burke of bossibly and Kathy Knowles of Intuitive Strategies presented “The Keys to Talent Management.” Feedback from Attendees: Thank you to everyone who attended!   The Brevard Healthcare Workforce Consortium […]

SpaceX to Launch a 2022 Science Mission – Florida Today

NASA selects SpaceX for $80 million science mission launching from Cape Canaveral Excerpted from Florida Today, February 6, 2020 by Emre Kelly   NASA has selected SpaceX to launch a 2022 science mission under an $80 million contract, the agency announced this week. The Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem mission, or PACE, is slated to take flight […]

Industry Leaders Convene at Aerospace Summit

Aerospace Workforce Development Strategy Summit On January 30, at the Canaveral Port Authority in Cape Canaveral, CareerSource Brevard, Space Florida, FloridaMakes, and the EDC of Florida’s Space Coast convened a workshop, bringing workforce, industry, education, and community leaders together to identify workforce challenges for the Aerospace industry in Brevard County, and work together to design […]

Manufacturing Jobs in High Local Demand – Florida Today

Seeking in-demand, stable, good paying career? Some say they’ve found the answer Excerpted from Florida Today, January 10, 2020 by Bailey Gallion …According to the Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast, 23% of the 20,346 jobs created in Brevard County from 2015-2018 were in manufacturing. Demand for manufacturing workers in Brevard is growing fast, […]

CareerSource Brevard offers new pre-apprenticeship program to help develop aerospace industry workforce

Innovative, employer-centric, flexible curriculum Published in Brevard Business News, January 6, 2020 by Ken Datzman ROCKLEDGE — Perhaps the biggest challenge facing the advanced manufacturing industry today is finding and attracting a qualified workforce. And advanced manufacturing is tied directly to the aerospace industry, as well as many other segments of the economy. With the […]

5 Tips to Attract Space, Satellite Engineers

Success in the commercial space race depends on securing talent in a tight labor market. Adobe Stock October’s issue of Aerospace Manufacturing and Design In a market with record-low unemployment rates, skilled engineers are particularly scarce, making them the professionals most in demand. Great news for them; less so for space and satellite industry recruiters […]

Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Florida’s Number of Employed Floridians Now Exceeds 10 Million with a Low Unemployment Rate of 3.3 Percent

Governor Ron DeSantis announced the number of employed Floridians has increased to more than 10 million in July 2019. Over the year, 128,000 people entered the labor force at an annual growth rate of 1.3 percent. Florida’s unemployment rate in July dropped to 3.3 percent. More good news: Florida’s annual private-sector job growth rate is […]