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New Grant to CareerSource Central Florida Helps Osceola Residents – Especially Those Who Speak Another Language – Train for Careers in Growing Industries

June 6, 2022

ORLANDO, Fla. (June 6, 2022) – Today, CareerSource Central Florida, Florida’s leading organization which provides comprehensive career services at no cost and works diligently to connect career seekers and local businesses together, announced the Osceola Cares program dedicated for Osceola residents.  

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City of Orlando Celebrates the Grand Opening of the RISE Employment & Training Program Office in Partnership with CareerSource Central Florida

June 1, 2022

June 1, 2022 - ORLANDO, FL — Today, the City of Orlando, in partnership with CareerSource Central Florida, opened and launched the new RISE Employment & Training Program Office to ensure Orlando’s residents have equitable access to opportunities for job training, coaching and support services to measurably increase their employability.

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New Orange County Initiative to “Level Up” Residents’ Income & Address Region’s Labor Shortage

May 31, 2022

ORLANDO, Fla. (May 31, 2022) – Orange County Commissioners have invested $10.3 million in federal grant dollars with CareerSource Central Florida, the region’s official workforce development board, to drive equitable recovery of the region from pandemic employment issues through a new program called Level Up Orange.

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City of Orlando to Launch RISE Employment & Training Program and Office in Partnership with CareerSource Central Florida

February 21, 2022

February 21, 2022 – ORLANDO, FL — Today, the Orlando City Council approved several agenda items to advance the launch of the new RISE Employment & Training Program, a City of Orlando initiative hosted in partnership with CareerSource Central Florida, to ensure Orlando’s residents impacted by COVID-19 have equitable access to opportunities for job training, coaching and support services to measurably increase their employability.

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Central Florida’s Unemployment Rate At 2.9 for March 2022, 0.3 Percentage Point Lower than the State

April 19, 2022

Orlando, Fla.,– The unemployment rate in the CareerSource Central Florida (CSCF) region (Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, and Sumter counties) was 2.9% in March 2022, which was lower than the state’s rate of 3.2%. This rate was 2.9 percentage point lower than the region’s rate of 5.8% during the same timeframe last year. The labor force was 1,408,496, up 83,130 (+6.3%) over the year. There were 40,765 unemployed residents in the region. 

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Central Florida’s Unemployment Rate At 3.4% for February 2022, 0.1 Percentage Point Higher than the State

March 28, 2022

Orlando, Fla.,– The unemployment rate in the CareerSource Central Florida (CSCF) region (Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, and Sumter counties) was 3.4% in February 2022, which was higher than the state’s rate of 3.3%. This rate was 2.8 percentage point lower than the region’s rate of 6.2% during the same timeframe last year. The labor force was 1,403,430, up 83,489 (+6.3%) over the year. There were 47,604 unemployed residents in the region.

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