News Releases

January 2014

Governor Rick Scott Announces $30 Million Commitment for High-Skill/High-Wage Job Training in "It's Your Money Tax Cut Budget" (pdf, 194K)

Employer-Sponsored Benefits Study Task Force to Hold Final Meeting (pdf, 194K)

October 2013

Florida Workforce System Announces Transition to CareerSource Florida Brand (pdf, 211K)

Employer-Sponsored Benefits Study Task Force to Meet (pdf, 315K)

Workforce Florida Announces $2 Million in Customized Training Grant Funds to Strengthen Florida's Advanced Manufacturing Sector (pdf, 351K)

September 2013

Employer-Sponsored Benefits Study Task Force to Meet (pdf, 195K)

August 2013

Governor, Workforce Florida President Join Polk Works to Celebrate Nearly 10, 500 Job Placements (pdf, 267K)

July 2013

Workforce Florida Board Appointments Bring Key Industry Expertise, Perspective (pdf, 104K)

May 2013

Chairman’s Statement Regarding New, Unified Brand (pdf, 591K)

FDOT applauds $2M in Challenge Grant to support Florida Logistics & Trade Industry (pdf, 51K)

Workforce, Business Leaders from Across Florida Gather to Share Best Practices, Tools to Enhance Business Services (pdf, 476K)

April 2013

Statement from President/CEO Thanking Legislature and Governor for Doubling Training Grants Budget (pdf, 322K)

April 12, 2013 – Chairman Ingram & CEO/President Hart talk workforce development on the Florida Roundtable with Reagan Smith and Al Spry, syndicated on more than 80 radio stations statewide (YouTube)

February 2013
Workforce Florida President/CEO Testifies at U.S. House Hearing on Employment and Job Training (pdf, 724K)
Information Technology Career Academies to Expand to 10 More School Districts (pdf, 607K)

January 2013
Statement from Board Chairman in Support of Governor's Florida Families First State Budget (pdf, 316K)

December 2012
Middle School Students Earn Industry-Recognized IT Certifications (pdf, 596K)
Tallahassee Democrat My View: Training grant will boost businesses (pdf, 202K)
Gainesville Sun: A quick response for better jobs (pdf, 149K)

November 2012
Workforce Florida Launches Statewide Branding Initiative (pdf, 117K)

October 2012
Governor Scott Tours Prioria Robotics' New Headquarters Site (pdf, 152K)
WFI/Florida Chamber Foundation release Florida Workforce Scorecard (pdf, 52K)

July 2012
Workforce Florida Names Scott Fennell Executive Vice President for Operations and CFO (pdf, 442K)
Workforce Boards Focusing on Job Placements for Floridians (pdf, 118K)

June 2012
Regional Workforce Boards Accountability Act Takes Effect July 1 (pdf, 464K)
Floridians Finding Jobs After Seeking Workforce Assistance (pdf, 458K)

May 2012
Job Seekers Aided by Workforce Boards are Getting to Work (pdf, 472K)

April 2012
Job Placement Report Confirms Hiring Trend Continues (pdf, 96K)

March 2012
Statement from Workforce Florida President/CEO Chris Hart IV Regarding Governor Rick Scott’s Signing of the Regional Workforce Boards Accountability Act (pdf, 79K)
Joint Statement from Workforce Florida Board Chairman, President/CEO Regarding Passage of Regional Workforce Boards Accountability Act (pdf, 132K)
Job Placement Report Shows Hiring Trend Continues (pdf, 91K)

February 2012
Newest Workforce Florida Board Appointee Adds Higher Education, Talent Supply Expertise to Workforce Development Mission (pdf, 84K)
Latest Job Placement Report Shows More Floridians Getting Back to Work (pdf, 94K)
Workforce System Focuses on Getting Unemployed Floridians Back to Work (pdf, 88K)
Newest Workforce Florida Board Appointees Bring Diverse Experience to Workforce Development Mission (pdf, 80K)

January 2012
Governor Scott urges employers to make Hiring Florida’s Heroes their business (pdf, 41K)

December 2011
Statement from Workforce Florida President/CEO Chris Hart IV Regarding Governor Rick Scott's 2012-2013 Proposed State Budget (pdf, 17K)

October 2011
Workforce Florida Statements Regarding Governor Scott’s Jobs Agenda (pdf, 305K)
Governor Taps Youth and Local Government Leaders to Help Shape Workforce Strategies (pdf, 73K)

September 2011
Statement from Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation Director Cynthia R. Lorenzo, Department of Economic Opportunity Executive Director Doug Darling, Workforce Florida Board Chairman Dwayne Ingram and Workforce Florida President/CEO Chris Hart IV on Governor Rick Scott’s actions regarding Workforce Central Florida (pdf, 119K)

Newly Appointed Chairman Cements Strong, Focused Workforce Florida Inc. Board (pdf, 96K)

Governor Rick Scott Appoints Dwayne Ingram as Chairman of Board of Directors, Workforce Florida, Inc. (pdf, 13K)

August 2011
Workforce Florida Announces $2-Million in Training, Job Expansion Grants to Advance Florida's Ports and International Trade Sector (pdf, 22K)

Workforce Florida Board of Directors Appointments Key to Governor Scott's Economic Development, Jobs Focus (pdf, 142K)

June 2011
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Ranks Florida’s Workforce and Job Training No. 1 Among States (pdf, 80K)

May 2011
Workforce Florida Board of Directors to Convene in Marianna (pdf, 47K)

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