CareerSource Capital Region strives to create a sustainable and diversified economy by focusing on target industry sectors that offer future growth opportunities while providing jobs with a wage structure above the national average.
Leon County strives to create a sustainable and diversified economy by focusing on target industry sectors that offer future growth opportunities while providing jobs with a wage structure above the national average.
With a highly educated workforce, thriving high-tech presence and world-renowned research institutions, Tallahassee and the surrounding region offer unique advantages that accommodate and encourage long-term business growth. The benefits inherent in being the capital city of the country’s fourth most-populous state serve as a springboard for collaborations between education, government and business that turn good ideas into profitable ventures.
Great companies need great people, and Tallahassee boasts a highly educated workforce that is evolving with the changing needs within its targeted industry sectors. From our “A”-rated public school system to our high-tech training centers and university-based research institutes, this region is equipping the workforce of tomorrow through innovative programs that provide skills that give our residents high-wage jobs in businesses looking for talented workers to thrive and grow.
With its foundation of world-class talent, innovation, competitive business climate, multi-modal infrastructure and sustainable growth, Tallahassee and the surrounding area are well-positioned to build on the region’s unsurpassed quality of life and leading role as the state’s capital city.
Gadsden County businesses enjoy a strong local labor force of almost 17,000. With Tallahassee, Florida and Thomasville and Bainbridge, Georgia less than an hour’s drive away, that workforce swells to more than 260,000. These workers are ready with the skills your business needs. Gadsden County Schools are passionately committed to preparing their students for demanding jobs with programs in culinary arts, digital and multimedia and engineering, to name a few. These and other vocational programs put Gadsden County students ahead of the curve by giving them the skills they need to succeed and helping them earn important industry certifications. For example, students in the Engineering Pathways Program learn about the instruments, tools, and machines as well as the processes and systems used in business and industry. They get the hands-on experience needed to earn National Instrument Autodesk Certified User – AutoCAD and other technical certifications while still in school. These are just a few of the ways that Gadsden County is building a strong workforce for your business. Students in these programs graduate career-ready and eager to put their skills to work.
Many Gadsden County graduates continue their education at colleges, universities, and other adult education programs throughout the region. More than 34% of Gadsden County residents have completed post-secondary education from programs including: Science, technology, and math (STEM), Computer Numeric Control (CNC) programming and operation, Engineering and robotics, Advanced materials, Industrial production and welding, Hospitality and retail sales, Truck driving and logistics, and Homeland Defense. Programs like these promise a workforce well prepared to meet the demands of any business from manufacturing and distribution and food production industries to tourism, retail, and others that directly serve consumers.
The best-kept secret of Florida's capital region, Wakulla County is the ideal location for business. With convenient access to Interstate 10, the Tallahassee Regional Airport and the deepwater port at St. Marks, Wakulla County has the infrastructure and location that businesses need to thrive. Wakulla County also offers quality residential developments for employees and an array of outdoor amenities.
The Apalachicola National Forest, plentiful freshwater fishing and saltwater angling all are hallmarks of Wakulla County. Wildlife abounds in St. Mark's nature preserve and Wakulla Springs Park. Cultural activities also abound with museums, galleries, theatre and social events, as well as major shopping outlets and gourmet restaurants.
In addition, the new Tallahassee Community College (TCC) Wakulla Environmental Institute (WEI) prepares students for careers with impact with educational offerings such as the environmental science program which prepares students to work in the areas of water quality analysis, natural resource management and environmental monitoring. Graduates are ready to work in a variety of settings, from offices to outdoor projects, for public and private employers.
The WEI is developing an exciting new slate of associate’s degrees to add to TCC's future offerings, which include:
- forestry management
- hotel and leisure
- parks and recreation
- environmental science
Florida-Georgia Workforce Alliance
CareerSource Capital Region, CareerSource North Florida, WorkSource Southwest Georgia, WorkSource Southern Georgia and the Georgia Department of Labor Career Centers are pleased to announce the formation of a regional collaboration that seeks to develop a thriving talent market to meet the demands of employers, both present and future, along the states’ borders. Learn more.
Reporting Fraud, Waste, or Abuse
To report any suspected fraud, waste or abuse in any program operated by CareerSource Capital Region, contact: CareerSource Capital Region Attention: Chief Executive Officer 325 John Knox Road, Atrium Building, Suite 102 Tallahassee, Florida 32303 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, please contact the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, Office of Inspector General.
Notice of Non-Discrimination
CareerSource Capital Region does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation or belief, citizenship/status as a lawfully admitted immigrant authorized to work in the United States, participation in any WIA Title I financially assisted program or activity, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, State or local law.
Programs funded through CareerSource Capital Region are equal opportunity programs with auxiliary aids and services available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Persons using TTY/TTD equipment use Florida Relay Service 711. Disabled individuals may make requests for reasonable accommodations to the CareerSource Capital Region Equal Opportunity Officer by calling (850) 414-6085, emailing email@example.com or writing to CareerSource Capital Region, Equal Opportunity Officer, 325 John Knox Road, Atrium Building, Suite 102 Tallahassee, FL 32303.
Any individual with questions or concerns regarding any type of perceived discrimination is encouraged to contact the CareerSource Capital Region Equal Opportunity Officer. An individual can ask questions, raise concerns and file a complaint without fear of reprisal or retaliation.
One-Stop Operator for Workforce Development Services
Selected through a competitive procurement process, Dynamic Workforce Solutions manages and operates the CareerSource Capital Region One-Stop Career Centers. This includes employment of staff who design, administer and deliver the following workforce development services for career seekers in Gadsden, Leon, and Wakulla counties in Florida:
- Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)
- Welfare Transition (WT)
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Employment and Training (SNAP E&T)
- Wagner-Peyser (WP)
- Veteran Services
- Migrant and Seasonal Farmworker (MSFW)
- Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA)
- Other special grant-funded programs/projects, as awarded,