FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 18, 2020
Contact: Michelle Tincher
Orlando, Fla., March 18, 2020 – In light of the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 Coronavirus crisis globally and in US local communities, all CareerSource Central Florida Career Centers and Administration office will not be open and instead will provide virtual services only between March 18 and 31, ensuring continuous operations while taking health and safety precautionary measures. Official announcements for re-opening and more updates will be shared immediately through its website, social media channels and media advisories.
Public affairs and events including all onsite recruitment, interviews, trainings and workshops have also been postponed until further notice.
“As this pandemic continues to develop, it is highly important to be proactive and put in place measures to protect our employees, customers and partners from potential risks. CareerSource Central Florida is closely following the guidelines and recommendations of official health organizations to ensure that appropriate measures are taken to keep our organization safe,” said CSCF President and CEO Pamela Nabors.
“CSCF will continue to assess the situation and anticipate future impact to the organization and customers in relation to this escalating global health crisis.”
As the second largest regional workforce board in Florida, CSCF is committed to delivering the best service possible as it ensures readiness of its staff and technologies to help respond to the needs and concerns of career seekers, businesses, partner organizations and communities it serves.
“We understand that this global health crisis results to limitations to social interactions. At this moment, CSCF is ready to serve the immediate needs of customers by taking advantage of technologies to communicate in all possible ways such as in the form of emails, online and phone notifications, website, social media and telephones as we remain committed to delivering talent solutions that ignite potential, even during this unprecedented time,” explained CSCF Chairman of the Board Mark Wylie.
Career Seekers, Businesses and Partners will be supported and assisted through the CSCF Contact Center’s hotline number 1-800-757-4598. They can also visit CareerSourceCentralFlorida.com for submitting consultation appointments, Coronavirus support page, news and more.
For career seekers who have been impacted through business closures, they could be eligible for partial unemployment benefits by filing a claim and learning more about their eligibility through visiting and exploring Floridajobs.org or contacting 1-800-204-2418.
For business partners of CSCF that have been impacted, the Department of Economic and Opprtunity (DEO) offers a Short Time Compensation Program. This program is a voluntary employer program designed to help employers retain their staff by reducing the weekly working hours during temporary slowdowns instead of temporarily laying off employees. To learn more about the requirements, they can explore the Floridajobs.org website.
About CareerSource Central Florida
CareerSource Central Florida (CSCF) is Florida’s second largest regional workforce board that is state and federally funded with an annual operating budget of $30.5 million. CSCF provides comprehensive services to connect career seekers and local businesses at no cost. Services include screening and hiring talent; employee training and education; and no cost skills training and education programs. CSCF provides services at five Career Centers located in Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Sumter counties. The administration office is located in Downtown Orlando. For more information, visit www.CareerSourceCentralFlorida.com.