Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Launches New Business Recognition Program


TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – CareerSource Capital Region is pleased to announce that it has been recognized as a Unique Abilities Partner by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.

“We are honored to support the launch of this new program in Florida,” said CareerSource Capital Region CEO Jim McShane. “We work with businesses on a daily basis who support and are invigorated by hiring talent of all abilities. We provide solutions to these businesses by connecting them to the resources that they need to continue to thrive in our local economy. Part of these solutions include connecting local business owners to resources such as the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity’s Unique Abilities Partner Program.”

The Florida Unique Abilities Partner Program recognizes businesses in our state that are committed to providing career and financial opportunities to individuals with unique abilities and to the organizations that support them.  According to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, the unemployment rate for those with unique abilities is higher than the national average. The Florida Unique Abilities Partner Program was designed to help reduce unemployment rates among those who are willing, ready, and able to contribute to our workforce by raising awareness about the economic and social benefits of employing these individuals.

To learn more about the recognition and program visit


October 31, 2016


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.