REGIONAL UNEMPLOYMENT RATE DECREASES FOR SEPTEMBER 2017

             

CareerSource Capital Region to Host Paychecks for Patriots Hiring Fair Nov. 7


TALLAHASSEE, FL – According to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, the regional unemployment rate for Gadsden, Leon, and Wakulla counties decreased to 3.3 percent for September 2017.

The region’s rate was 0.7 percent lower than the region’s rate for August 2017 and 0.3 percent lower than the state’s rate for August 2017. Wakulla County’s unemployment rate remained the lowest in the Capital Region with 2.9 percent. Leon County followed at 3.2 percent. Gadsden County was at 4.3 percent. 

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

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

As a part of an ongoing effort to connect employers with the talent they need, CareerSource Capital Region will host Paychecks for Patriots on Nov. 7 at the FSU Turnbull Conference Center from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

“Paychecks for Patriots is an incredible opportunity for all career seekers, but namely veterans, to meet with 45 employers hiring for positions in various industries,” said Jim McShane, CareerSource Capital Region Chief Executive Officer. “During this event we also will be recognizing three local businesses for their dedication to hiring veterans.”

This event provides veterans and their families with exclusive access to employers from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Candidates should bring several copies of their resume and dress for an interview. Free professional headshots also will be available.

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

October 20, 2017

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.