Success Stories

Help is Here: Hospitality Industry

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Jarred Hartley lost his job in the hospitality industry. After seven months unemployed, he found a new opportunity through CareerSource Central Florida’s Help is Here program. Career Consultant Prabhjot Carrasco helped Jarred every step of the way until he secured an internship with Creative City Project. Jarred’s efforts […]

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Help is Here for Businesses

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected people and businesses alike nationwide, and Central Florida is no exception. When COVID-19 hit, Blair Erickson of Sagea Technologies found his company on the brink of shutting down. Thanks to a friend’s recommendation, he reached out to CareerSource Central Florida (CSCF) for help, and things began to turnaround. CareerSourcers Axel […]

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Help is Here: From Furloughed to Flourishing

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, Joseph Degon worked in the theme park and film industry as a stunt performer and puppeteer. When theme parks shut down in early March, Joseph’s contracts were discontinued with no return to work date. Without having a definite answer about returning to work, he knew he needed to take a […]

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A Second Chance to Pursue a New Career Path

Walter Tyler worked at KFC for more than a year. Without any warning after returning from vacation, he discovered that he had been laid off due to the impacts of COVID-19 on the Central Florida economy. Immediately, he began searching for another job but had no luck. Looking for resources and support, Walter attended an […]

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Long-Lasting Impact

Career seeker Steven Rivera reached out to Career Center Manager Gina Ronokarijo and asked if it would be possible to stop by in his OPD patrol car and uniform to surprise Career Consultant Virginia Patterson. Virginia worked with Steven to help in enroll in Osceola’s Technical Law Enforcement Program two years ago and graduated in […]

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From Uncertainty to Thriving

Charlene Oliveras and her family moved to Central Florida as a result of Hurricane Maria’s devastation in Puerto Rico. After the direct hit, the situation on the island was dire, and Charlene’s husband lost his job. The future was uncertain, and the family made the difficult decision to leave a lifetime in Puerto Rico to look for new opportunities in Central Florida.

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