REGIONAL UNEMPLOYMENT RATE ANNOUNCED FOR OCTOBER 2018

CareerSource Capital Region to host Florida Department of Corrections Recruitment Event

TALLAHASSEE, FL – According to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, the regional unemployment rate for Gadsden, Leon, and Wakulla counties was 2.9 percent for October 2018.

The region’s rate was 0.1 percent lower than the state’s rate of 3.0 percent for October 2018. Wakulla County’s unemployment rate remained the lowest in the Capital Region at 2.5 percent. Leon County followed at 2.9 percent. Gadsden County was at 3.5 percent. There were a total of 5,558 unemployed residents in the Capital Region.

The top six advertised occupations in the CareerSource Capital Region (5) in October 2018 were as follows:

  • Registered Nurses
  • Computer Systems Analysts
  • Retail Salesperson
  • First-Line Supervisor of Retail Sales Workers
  • Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
  • Management Analysts

“The continued success and security of the correctional system depends on hiring skilled, caring individuals,” said Kara Palmer Smith, Senior Director of CareerSource Capital Region. “This recruitment event will provide our local correctional facilities with the skilled talent to help keep our communities safe.”

Recruitment events offer opportunities for employers to grow their talent pool and for career seekers to make lasting impressions. CareerSource Capital Region will host a recruitment event for the Florida Department of Corrections on November 29th, from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm for Correctional Officer positions.

Career seekers who are interested in attending this recruitment event should click here to learn how to submit their resume and schedule an interview.

For more information about the Capital Region’s Unemployment Report for October 2018, click here.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

November 16, 2018

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.