CAREERSOURCE CAPITAL REGION RECEIVES FUNDING FOR NATIONAL EMERGENCY GRANT

Grant will provide temporary employment to Floridians affected by Hurricane Michael
 

Tallahassee, Fla. – In October of 2018, former Governor Rick Scott announced that Florida was awarded a National Emergency Grant (NEG) to provide temporary employment to Floridians affected by Hurricane Michael. CareerSource Capital Region was one of four workforce boards to receive funding through this grant which provides disaster relief employment in the form of temporary jobs that support of storm recovery efforts.

CareerSource Capital Region was awarded $200,000.00 to assist disaster relief victims with employment opportunities and government and non-profit organizations with projects that have a focus on providing food, clothing, shelter and other humanitarian help.

“We are very thankful that former Governor Rick Scott awarded our region this grant,” said Jim McShane, CEO of CareerSource Capital Region. “We have neighbors, especially in Gadsden and Wakulla counties, who have been severely impacted by the hurricane.  These temporary jobs will allow individuals to learn new skills and provide for their families again. Ultimately, our goal is to also help people find permanent employment in the Capital Region.”

Individuals who qualify for disaster relief employment are those who are temporarily or permanently laid off as a consequence of Hurricane Michael, dislocated workers including the self-employed who have lost work due to the hurricane and individuals who have been unemployed long-term.

Temporary positions available through the grant involve working at approved governmental or non-profit agencies. Duties of these temporary positions may include administrative, clerical, janitorial and building maintenance.

Individuals who have lost their job as a result of Hurricane Michael should create a profile in Employ Florida: www.employflorida.com and upload a copy of their resume.

For more information on how to meet with a CareerSource Capital Region representative, email [email protected] or call (850) 414-6085.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

January 16, 2019

PRESS CONTACT:

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

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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.