CareerSource Capital Region Collaborates with Local Business, Education and Economic Development Partners on Career Pathways Project

TALLAHASSEE, FL – According to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, the regional unemployment rate for Gadsden, Leon, and Wakulla counties was 3.6 percent for November 2017.

The region’s rate was 0.9 percent lower than the region’s rate for November 2017 and 0.2 percent lower than the state’s rate for November 2017. Wakulla County’s unemployment rate remained the lowest in the Capital Region at 3.2 percent. Leon County followed at 3.5 percent. Gadsden County was at 4.7 percent. 



The top advertised occupations in the Capital Region in November 2017 were as follows:

  • Registered Nurses (315 jobs)
  • Computer Systems Analysts (193 jobs)
  • Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers (176 jobs)

Career seekers who are interested in training for these careers should visit to research salary ranges and local training programs.

The Career Pathways project seeks to transform how the community learns about in-demand regional careers.  With this new resource, students, parents, teachers and career seekers can explore career paths—from first job to second career—including local training programs and financial aid opportunities.

“The Career Pathways project establishes community-driven strategies to help connect our community to the resources necessary to thrive,” stated Jim McShane, chief executive officer of CareerSource Capital Region.  “This effort embraces a broader vision for the future, and creates a unified and improved connection for career seekers and businesses,” he added.

For more information about the Capital Region’s Unemployment Report for November 2017, click here.


December 22, 2017


Selena Coles
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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.