CareerSource Capital Region to host Manufacturing and Construction Sector Round


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 September 2018.

The region’s rate was 0.1 percent lower than the state’s rate of 3.0 percent for September 2018. Wakulla County’s unemployment rate remained the lowest in the Capital Region at 2.5 percent. Leon County followed at 2.8 percent. Gadsden County was at 3.8 percent. There were a total of 5,484 unemployed residents in the Capital Region.

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

  • Registered Nurses
  • Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
  • Retail Salespersons
  • Computer Systems Analysts
  • First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers
  • Computer User Support Specialists

“The future success of the manufacturing and construction industry depends on creating and sustaining a skilled talent pipeline,” said Kara Palmer Smith, Senior Director at CareerSource Capital Region. “The sector round session brings together local businesses, education, economic and workforce development professionals to discuss the challenges the manufacturing and construction industry faces and the trends influencing it.”

All manufacturing and construction business owners and leaders should plan to attend. 

Manufacturing and Construction Sector Round
October 30th, 11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
TCC Advanced Manufacturing Training Center
3958 W. Pensacola Street
Tallahassee, FL 32304
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For more information about the Capital Region’s Unemployment Report for September 2018, click here.


October 19, 2018


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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.