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Applications Now Open for CareerSource Central Florida’s 2021 Summer Youth Program

February 16, 2021

Orlando, Fla. — CareerSource Central Florida (CSCF), Florida’s second largest regional workforce board, has opened applications for its annual Summer Youth Program, which helps 1,500 young adults in high school (ages 15-19) gain exposure to college experiences and multiple career pathways in high-growth industries, receive professional internships, and take part in specialized career training. The application for young adults who reside in Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Lake and Sumter Counties is now open, and students are encouraged to apply at CareerSourceCentralFlorida.com/Summer-Youth.

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Central Florida’s Unemployment Rate At 6.9% for December 2020, 0.8 Percentage Point Higher than the State

January 22, 2021

Orlando, Fla.,– The unemployment rate in the CareerSource Central Florida (CSCF) region (Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, and Sumter counties) was 6.9% in December 2020, which was higher than the state’s rate of 6.1%. This rate was 4.4 percentage point higher than the region’s rate of 2.5% during the same timeframe last year. The labor force was 1,327,314 down 77,648 (-5.5) over the year. There were 91,552 unemployed residents in the region.

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CareerSource Central Florida Hosts “The Spirit of Giving” Podcast Featuring Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings and Mayor of the City of Orlando Buddy Dyer

December 22, 2020

Orlando, Fla., — CareerSource Central Florida (CSCF) continues to serve the Central Florida community by delivering customized, complimentary career services and resources and connecting career seekers and businesses to new opportunities. Key community leaders and elected officials joined CSCF’s December Job Launchpad podcast titled “The Spirit of Giving” to share information about helpful resources and inspiration as the community heads into the New Year. The episode features Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings, Mayor of the City of Orlando Buddy Dyer, Representative Rene Plasencia, Representative Anna Eskamani, Jeff Hayward of United Way, Nancy Robbinson of UP Orlando, and Dave Krepcho of Second Harvest Food Bank. The complimentary podcast is available now by visiting the CSCF website or subscribing to and following “Job Launchpad” via major podcast directories including Apple, Google, Spotify and Stitcher.

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Central Florida’s Unemployment Rate At 7.7% for November 2020, 1.3 Percentage Point Higher than the State

December 18, 2020

Orlando, Fla.,– The unemployment rate in the CareerSource Central Florida (CSCF) region (Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, and Sumter counties) was 7.7% in November 2020, which was higher than the state’s rate of 6.4%. This rate was 5.0 percentage point higher than the region’s rate of 2.7% during the same timeframe last year. The labor force was 1,344,831 down 61,334 (-4.4) over the year. There were 103,374 unemployed residents in the region.

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CareerSource Central Florida Offers Limited-Time-Only Guaranteed Interviews with Participating Hiring Companies for Orange County Residents through Help is Here Program until Dec. 31, 2020

December 1, 2020

Orlando, Fla., — For the next 30 days only, CareerSource Central Florida (CSCF) is offering eligible Orange County residents guaranteed interviews with participating hiring companies through the Help is Here program, a $7 million grant in CARES Act monies from Orange County Government that aims to provide workforce re-entry and meaningful careers to Orange County residents impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Eligible Orange County residents can receive interviews with participating companies that are currently hiring for various in-demand jobs across Central Florida. Orange County residents must apply and be enrolled in the Help is Here program no later than Dec. 31, 2020 for the guaranteed interview offer.

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Central Florida’s Unemployment Rate At 8.0% for October 2020, 1.5 Percentage Point Higher than the State

November 20, 2020

Orlando, Fla.,– The unemployment rate in the CareerSource Central Florida (CSCF) region (Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, and Sumter counties) was 8.0% in October 2020, which was higher than the state’s rate of 6.5%. This rate was 5.2 percentage point higher than the region’s rate of 2.8% during the same timeframe last year. The labor force was 1,348,162 down 64,835 (-4.6) over the year. There were 107,633 unemployed residents in the region.

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