Florida Giving Help To Unemployed And Businesses
LABELLE, FL. -- Governor Charlie Crist this week announced that the Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation, in partnership with the Florida Department of Children and Families, Workforce Florida Inc., and the Regional Workforce Boards, are launching a new program designed to bolster businesses and create jobs for as many as 25,000 Floridians.
Within a 25 mile radius of LaBelle there are 418 paid and volunteer jobs available according to a website developed by Florida's Agency for Workforce Innovation. Job seekers can visit www.EmployFlorida.com for Florida Back to Work employment opportunities as they become available. The database includes many volunteer opportunities as well as paid employment. Searches can be customized for area, pay scale, as well as many other search criteria.
Programs are now available so that public and private employers can enter into contracts with local Regional Workforce Boards to cover nearly all of the salary costs for employees. The program will pay up to 95 percent of the salary cost for each employee. For example, if an employee earns $12 an hour, the Florida Back to Work program pays $11.40 and the business pays sixty cents.
Additional Florida Back to Work job sites will be locally coordinated through Florida�s 24 Regional Workforce Boards, which will link local businesses with eligible employees. Businesses interested in participating in the program should contact the local Regional Workforce Board in their area. Their contact information can be located at www.FloridaJobs.org.