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CareerSource Central Florida Reopens its Osceola Career Center At the Valencia College Campus on June 24 for In-Person, By Appointment Services

June 22, 2020

Orlando, Fla. – Beginning June 24, CareerSource Central Florida’s (CSCF) Osceola County Career Center will reopen its doors to customers for in-person, by appointment only services between 10 AM to Noon and 1 PM to 4 PM Monday through Friday. The center is located on the third floor of the Careers in Industry & Technology (CIT) building on the east side of the Valencia College campus. CSCF will follow health and safety measures in alignment with the College and official state and local guidelines, ranging from daily health screenings and mask requirements for staff and customers, restriction of gatherings in common areas, following social distancing guidelines and much more.

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Limited Time Left for Youth to Apply to Earn $1,000 and Discover College, Career Pathways through CareerSource Central Florida’s Summer Youth Program

June 10, 2020

Orlando, Fla., – CareerSource Central Florida (CSCF) is calling on youth, ages 15-19, to now apply to join the Explore and Accelerate tracks for its 2020 Summer Youth Program starting July 6, 2020. Explore helps youth demystify college as CSCF partners with local state and technical colleges to help prospective students explore their options and make an informed choice. With the ability to gain industry experience, build a marketable resume and begin their job search, Accelerate provides youth the power to launch their careers upon completion. In both tracks, youth gain experience that may not otherwise be available to them and can earn $1,000 wage for industry certifications in the process. Interested students should enroll now by calling 1-800-757-4598 or applying directly through careersourcecentralflorida.com.

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Central Florida’s Unemployment Rate At 16.1% for April 2020, 3.2 Percentage Point Higher than the State

June 9, 2020

Orlando, Fla.,– The unemployment rate in the CareerSource Central Florida (CSCF) region (Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, and Sumter counties) was 16.1% in March 2020, which was higher than the state’s rate of 12.9%. This rate was 13.3 percentage point higher than the region’s rate of 2.8% during the same timeframe last year. The labor force was 1,280,151 down 94,556 (-6.9) over the year. There were 206,381 unemployed residents in the region.

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CareerSource Central Florida Receives $20,000 Grant from Dr. Phillips Charities for Summer Youth Program

June 2, 2020

Orlando, Fla., — CareerSource Central Florida (CSCF) announced that it has received a $20,000 grant from Dr. Phillips Charities for championing opportunities tied with CSCF Summer Youth Program, a workforce development program designed to fuel young adult’s career opportunities and educational growth potential.

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CareerSource Central Florida Reopens its Career Center Locations on June 3, Virtual Services Continue

May 29, 2020, Orlando, Fla., – As the government eases lockdown and the economy begins to rebound from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, CareerSource Central Florida (CSCF) is reopening its doors to customers beginning June 3 for in-person, by appointment services only, between 10 AM to Noon and 1 PM to 4 PM Monday through Friday at its Seminole County, Southeast Orange County and Lake County Career Center. The Osceola County Career Center will reopen when Valencia College opens sometime this summer, and the West Orange County Career Center on Powers Drive has closed due to lease expiration. It will reopen at its new location in the West Oaks Mall in August. Career Seekers can make an appointment for one of CSCF’s open career centers or reach out for virtual services by calling 1-800-757-4598.

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CareerSource Central Florida Debuts New Podcast that Connects Career Seekers, Businesses and the Community to Talent Solutions

May 14, 2020, Orlando, Fla. — CareerSource Central Florida (CSCF) announced the debut of Job LaunchPad, a podcast aimed at sharing topics on the career journey, talent and recruitment needs of businesses, labor market and the overall workforce landscape with subject matter experts in the community and within CSCF. Piloted by two episodes with helpful tips on the impact to individuals during the Coronavirus pandemic, the podcast is available by visiting the CareerSource Central Florida website. Listeners can now also subscribe to and follow Job Launchpad via major podcast directories including Apple, Google, Spotify and Stitcher.

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CareerSource Central Florida Offers More Access to Jobs and Innovative Talent Solutions Amid Pandemic

April 23, 2020, Orlando, Fla. – With COVID-19 pandemic still impacting global and local communities, CareerSource Central Florida (CSCF) is helping career seekers and businesses even more, including a $1M investment earmarked for temporary, paid internships for displaced workers, businesses and select non-profit organizations. CSCF is providing current job listings, virtual job fairs, applicant screening and candidate referrals and has also launched new virtual workshops and an e-learning program to provide additional options for career seekers throughout Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, and Sumter counties during this time.

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April 21, 2020

Orlando, Fla., April 21, 2020 – The unemployment rate in the CareerSource Central Florida (CSCF) region (Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, and Sumter counties) was 4.2% in March 2020, which was lower than the state’s rate of 4.3%. This rate was 1.1 percentage point higher than the region’s rate of 3.1% during the same timeframe last year. The labor force was 1,402,031 up 21,765 (+1.6) over the year. There were 58,933 unemployed residents in the region.

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Central Florida’s Unemployment Rate At 2.9% for February 2020, 0.1 Percentage Point Higher than the State

April 1, 2020

Orlando, Fla., April 1, 2020 – The unemployment rate in the CareerSource Central Florida (CSCF) region (Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, and Sumter counties) was 2.9% in February 2020, which was higher than the state’s rate of 2.8%. This rate was 0.3 percentage point lower than the region’s rate of 3.2% during the same timeframe last year. The labor force was 1,414,579 up 37,808 (+2.7) over the year. There were 40,946 unemployed residents in the region.

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Media Advisory

March 27, 2020

CareerSource Central Florida (CSCF) continues to deliver services virtually to Career Seekers, Businesses and Community Partners in Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Sumter Counties.

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Media Advisory

March 23, 2020

CareerSource Central Florida Staff  is working virtually to deliver services to Career Seekers, Businesses and Community Partners inquiring about Unemployment/Re-Employment

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Central Florida’s Unemployment Rate At 3.1% for January 2020, 0.3 Percentage Point Higher than the State

March 19, 2020

Orlando, Fla., March 19, 2020 – The unemployment rate in the CareerSource Central Florida (CSCF) region (Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, and Sumter counties) was 3.1% in January 2020, which was higher than the state’s rate of 2.8%. This rate was 0.6 percentage point lower than the region’s rate of 3.7% during the same time frame last year. The labor force was 1,404,502 up 40,851 (+3.0) over the year. There were 42,855 unemployed residents in the region.

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