Brooksville, Florida- On February 22, 2016, CareerSource Pasco Hernando and the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office partnered in an effort to solve economic disparity within Hernando County. Currently, the Brooksville Community Center is open twice a week on Monday and Wednesday from 8:00A.M. to 4:30P.M., where two trained CareerSource Pasco Hernando Career Specialists are onsite to help assist local jobseekers.
Over 250 Hernando County residents have been assisted through the programs offered through CareerSource Pasco Hernando. Hernando County residents are able to receive assistance with resume creation, job searches, online E-courses, as well as participate in customized workshops. The programs have provided the unemployed labor force the necessary training, temporary assistance and employment services needed to gain successful employment and economic stability, and has impacted the community through local economic growth.
CareerSource Pasco Hernando provides resources to help companies thrive, and help train a talented workforce that will help keep Pasco and Hernando Counties competitive, while increasing productivity. Employers and jobseekers are encouraged to take advantage of CareerSource Pasco Hernando’s programs to enhance their skills and talent search.
For additional information on services provided to employers and jobseekers, please visit http://www.careersourcepascohernando.com or call Hernando (352) 200-3020/Pasco (727) 484-3400 and ask for a Career Specialist or Business Service Consultant.
An equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. All voice telephone numbers on this website may be reached by persons using TTY/TDD equipment via the Florida Relay Service at 711.
Dear Joyce Headricks:
My name is Brittney Candace Bain. I’d like to share my experience at Forest Oaks, Spring Hill, FL. I’m a stay-at-home mom with two children, three-year-old daughter, and two-year-old son with Down Syndrome. At the time my son had several medical issues which stopped my employment, and we were a one-income family. My husband did over-the-road trucking when one day he rolled his semi. We went from one income barely making it, down to no income overnight. The Feeling of being homeless, unable to feed my family, cutting all our bills down to bare bones (one pay as you go phone for the house, not using the a.c. so you have lights at night, Etc…) was extremely depressing. I would not want to experience that ever again nor do I want anyone to experience that. I came to your facility at the worst time in my life, as I’m sure other people do. That is why I’m writing this letter, and I apologize for being long-winded I just feel it is important that you know you and your staff make a difference. Your facility was convenient and extremely helpful. I was able to use the internet, printer, and have access to an office. Today, employers want everything over the Internet, which we couldn’t afford. It was nice to re-group at your facility, practice interviews with the people on the floor, and utilize your building as my own personal recruitment center. I was there for several months, and the CareerSource Pasco Hernando staff I encountered were extremely helpful. One huge thing I would like to mention, when I went in just wanting to use the internet to search for jobs your staff, on their own, came up to me and offered their assistance and direction. I’m a very prideful person, and to experience the humility that I did was very difficult. It was very hard for me to open up and ask for help. To pull someone aside, and say I don’t know what I’m doing, please help guide me, was not easy for me, and without feelings of prejudice I was able to open up to your staff. I spoke to Glenn Swanson first, and told him my situation. Glenn referred me to other staff members to help direct me to other avenues that would better help situation. I spoke to a staff member with snap cash assistance, and I do apologize because it has been a few months ago, and I don’t remember her name, I am very embarrassed about that, but she helped me with the cash assistance process. It was helpful I was able to bring my children with me, and I just want to say again, thank you for your facility. To know there was someone there who is helpful, have new ideas, and an open ear to listen was huge for me.
Brittney C. Bain