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Learn about FLVEC Partner CareerSource Central Florida:

1) In what ways does CareerSource help business owners?

CareerSource Central Florida has a team of professionals dedicated to serving the businesses of Central Florida. Their “Business Consultants” understand that a business’s greatest asset is its people. Just as the right team can help a business soar, one wrong hire can devastate your bottom line and cost your company dearly.

They assist local business owners by providing outsourced human capital management, including pre-screening, recruiting, interviewing, hosting on-site interviews, and connecting talent to training opportunities to better support your business. They also work with local educators, chambers of commerce, governments, and community leaders to develop the talent that Central Florida needs to stay competitive and thrive. On-the-job training, paid internships, and tailored training programs are just some of the ways they help local businesses develop local talent.

All of their programs, services, and efforts are to the exclusive benefit of Central Florida. Their focus is one hundred percent local to their five-county region of Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, and Sumter counties as well as the businesses and career seekers who choose to call these counties home.

2) Why is it important for business owners to take the time to contact CareerSource?

CareerSource Central Florida can save your company time and money during your recruitment process; they have training programs to help talent stay at the forefront of best practices; they create opportunities for businesses and job candidates through on-the-job training, where business may be eligible to receive salary reimbursement during a candidate’s training period; and they connect businesses to tax credits when they hire from a targeted population, such as a veteran.

They are part of a statewide workforce network that provides them access to labor market data, which they can gather, analyze and share to help your business gain invaluable insights into industry standards, trends, research, and projections, helping you not only stay competitive, but be competitive…with an edge.

3) Which types of businesses does CareerSource help?

Their team supports businesses of all sizes and industries. Small, medium, or large, their Business Consultants develop a tailored recruitment plan to identify and connect you with qualified talent from all industries, with a special emphasis on Central Florida’s high-growth industries, including advanced manufacturing, construction, healthcare, leisure and hospitality, professional and business services, tech, and trade, transportation and logistics.

4) What are some things CareerSource hears from business owners that other business owners should know about?

They often hear from businesses, “I didn’t know you did that!” There are so many available resources, programs, and services to which CareerSource Central Florida can provide or connect businesses. For small and large business owners, they are able to provide what they call “Advanced Recruiting Services.” These include helping with job postings to the state jobs database, Employ Florida; using their recruitment network to help you find the right fit for those harder-to fill positions; pre-screening of candidates to streamline your hiring process and vet qualified candidates; and hosting on-or-off-site hiring events to connect your company with a community of potential job candidates. All this so that your company can remain focused on the everyday operations.

If your company needs to downsize or streamline operations for any reason, they also provide professional outsourcing services. These include helping your employees navigate the re-employment process through career counseling, career development training, hiring events, and job matching.

They also hear that they are “the best kept secret for finding talent for Central Florida.” The programs and services they offer are tailored toward helping business mitigate their risk of hiring the “wrong” staff, which can cost your business tens of thousands of dollars.

5) Is there a cost for business owners to use CareerSource and its services?

All of our services are complimentary. Our mission to support business growth and talent development results in a return on investment to the local community and economy.
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