Linking Florida’s Workforce Potential
Human resources, whether hiring, training, or downsizing, can be a huge drain on small and medium-size companies. What many may not know is that state agencies responsible for workforce development activities understand your challenges and have resources available to help. These agencies, along with some in the private sector, are partners in a powerful tool to make dealing with HR issues simple. EmployFlorida.com is a no-cost service that links all of Florida’s state and local workforce resources into a single, easy to use online site for businesses of any size.
Workforce Florida, which is the state policy and oversight board, the Agency for Workforce Innovation, which administers workforce funds, along with Brevard Workforce and 23 other workforce boards that administer more than 80 one-stop career centers across the state become one virtual workforce resource through EmployFlorida.com. Businesses can post positions, peruse relevant available candidates, and tap into the how-to of securing training funds and services through the state and local workforce boards. You can even create tables, graphs and maps, as well as labor market supply and demand data to use in internal and external reports and presentations.
The site is easy to use, and provides fast, 24-hour access to a complete set of employment tools for both job seekers and businesses. It includes massive databases populated with resumes and information on available talent across the state, compiled through the efforts of regional workforce boards. With the primary objective of matching available talent with potential employers, it is specifically designed for job seekers, students, case managers, employers, training providers, workforce professionals, and professionals in staffing and human resources. It not only links jobs to people, it is the gateway for jobseekers and businesses to tap state services.
EmplyFlorida.com has a complete menu of services for businesses that make it easy, and cost-effective to hire and train staff.
If you have job openings, Employ Florida Marketplace has an easy to use portal that will allow you to post job openings, find qualified candidates, and access key information to help you even in other regions of the state. Specific sections of the recruitment section allow you to add, change and delete job listings for your company, as well as peruse the candidates who have applied. You can also search resumes posted to the system.
Job/Candidate Market Trends
If you need information on job market trends and the availability of certain types of candidates, EmployFlorida.com allows you to assess the types of jobs that are being advertised, as well as the availability of certain kinds of talent. You can search Brevard, other regions or even the state markets by industry, occupation, and education.
Information and links to suitable training and educational programs, as well as information on training providers and schools can help you locate specific training programs and educational resources for your employees.
Labor Market Services
Labor market trends, statistics, occupational salary information and economic and demographic data are often important to business decisions for small to large firms. Facts, industry profiles, regional profiles and historic data are available through the Labor Market Facts section on EmployFlorida.com.
You can easily find out if you qualify for local, state or federal tax incentives, like the Welfare To Work and Work Opportunity tax credits through Employ Florida Marketplace. Information on other programs, such as Empowerment Zone Employment Credits, Federal Bonding, Renewal Community Employment credits and Work Opportunity Tax Credits are also outlined.
The EmployFlorida.com business portal allows you to find out if you qualify for local, state or federal training grants, like Incumbent Worker Training that pays for skills upgrades, or Quick Response Training that underwrites customized training for full-time positions at new or expanding qualifying businesses.
Staff Provided Services
The site also outlines the services that are available to you through Brevard Workforce and Florida’s other regional workforce boards, and provides a direct link to our site. Some of the services we can provide include assistance with downsizing, employee recruitment and screening, pre-screening and referral of qualified jobseekers. In addition, you can get detailed information on tax credits, labor law compliance, and other workforce issues. We also provide intensive employer services, including job profiling, individual recruitment plans, counseling, and skill assessment.
Florida’s Workforce system is, especially now, a valuable resource for jobseekers and businesses that need assistance and guidance on hiring, firing and training. If your business has workforce needs, visit EmployFlorida.com to discover the no-cost services available to you.