Mobile Employment and Small Business Service deploys to counties affected by Hurricane Michael

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –CareerSource Capital Region and CareerSource Northeast Florida in partnership with the Gadsden County Development Council, Florida Small Business Development Center Network, and the Wakulla County Economic Development Council will provide employment and business services throughout Gadsden and Wakulla counties via a mobile assistance center equipped with Wi-Fi and 20 computer workstations.

Starting tomorrow, the mobile unit will travel to Gadsden and Wakulla counties to provide assistance with re-employment services and on-site applications for available disaster recovery jobs, and applications for the Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program.

“Unfortunately, residents in Chattahoochee, Gretna, Greensboro, Quincy, Havana, Midway, Panacea, Sopchoppy and other outlining areas are still without power,” said Jim McShane, Chief Executive Officer for CareerSource Capital Region. “We know that it is critically important for residents to have communication at their disposal after any storm. We hope that this service will help residents apply for public assistance more quickly for them to get the help that they need. It will allow them the opportunity to apply for the disaster recovery jobs that are available.”

Antonio Jefferson, Chairman of the Gadsden County Development Council said, “We appreciate the resources of CareerSource and our partners at DEO and the SBDC for bringing these resources directly to the hardest hit areas of the region. These resources will help bridge the gap between the impacts of Michael and longer term recovery resources, such as sufficient profits from a revived business, receipt of payments on insurance claims or federal disaster assistance.”

The mobile unit will be available at the following locations:

9am- 4:30 pm - CHATTAHOOCHEE
Johnny Johnson Pavilion

1:30pm-4:30pm - GRETNA
Helen Franks Community Center

FRIDAY, Oct. 19
Big Top Supermarket Parking Lot

MONDAY, Oct. 22
9am-12noon - GREENSBORO
Left at light on right of street corner

1:30pm-4:30pm - QUINCY
Open Lot across from City Hall

Additional locations are likely to be scheduled. The mobile unit schedule can be found by visiting and clicking on the main events calendar.


October 17, 2018


Selena Coles
Office (850) 617-4554, Cell (850) 508-1698


About CareerSource Capital Region

CareerSource Capital Region connects employers with qualified, skilled talent and Floridians with employment and career development opportunities to achieve economic prosperity in Gadsden, Leon and Wakulla counties. Solutions for career seekers include one-on-one career advising, interviewing and resume-writing assistance, employment workshops, and labor market information. Solutions for employers include recruitment assistance, skills assessments for applicants, customized training, and information on tax incentives. Employers and career seekers are matched through the Employ Florida Marketplace system. All solutions are provided at no cost. 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. A proud partner of the American Job Center network.