Overview for Pasco and Hernando Counties-March 2017

 cOur Mission:    Pasco-Hernando Workforce Board enhances economic development efforts of our region by providing a well-trained, high-quality workforce which supports the success of local business and improves the quality of life.

Employer Services

  • Pasco Hernando employers directly listed 1,740 new jobs which is a 27% decrease over last year.

Job Seekers

  • 6,715 people (a 22% decrease) were assisted in finding employment.
  • 340 Pasco Hernando Veterans found This is a 11% decrease over last year.
  • 525 members attended (33% increase) a monthly Professional Placement Network (PPN) meeting in Pasco and Hernando

 

Workforce Training

  • PHWB provided Individual Training Accounts for 225 low-income adults and dislocated workers (28% increase) in Pasco and Hernando counties.
  • Through January 31, 2017 PHWB assisted 254 customers (5% increase) referred from Department of Children and Family Services for the Welfare Transition Program find employment.

Youth

  • 38 youth (47% decrease) participating in the Youth program in Pasco and Hernando counties found employment or enrolled in post-secondary education.
  • Since July 1, 2016 Pasco Hernando has had 140 youth earn a credential. (9% increase) 38 youth (27% decrease) have completed their internship opportunities.

Renee’s Success Story

“After my most recent temporary assignment ended the staffing agency I had gone through didn’t have another assignment for me. I had applied to a lot of different positions, but nothing was happening. In February, I attended one of Tracy Reid-Rowe’s Professional Placement Networking sessions. The guest speaker was Linda Simpson of Ad-Vance Talent Solutions, whose company had recently secured an agreement with Pasco County to fulfill their temporary staffing needs. I gave her my resume, and we discussed my skills and interests. Earlier this week, I got a call from Linda, asking if I was interested in a temporary receptionist position at the Parks and Recreation Department. I agreed to interview with them. Things went so well that Linda called me when I was on my way home from the interview and said they wanted me to start on Monday! Linda followed-up with the on-boarding paperwork very quickly so I can look forward to earning a paycheck immediately! I would never have heard of Ad-Vance nor met Linda if it had not been for Tracy and the Professional Placement Network meeting. I would encourage anyone to make use of this valuable networking resource!”

– Renee Groening

Overview for Pasco and Hernando Counties-February 2017

c                     Our Mission:    Pasco-Hernando Workforce Board enhances economic development efforts of our region by providing a well-trained, high-quality workforce which supports the success of local business and improves the quality of life.

Employer Services

  • Pasco Hernando employers directly listed 1,740 new jobs which is a 27% decrease over last year.

Job Seekers

  • 6,715 people (a 22% decrease) were assisted in finding employment.
  • 340 Pasco Hernando Veterans found This is a 11% decrease over last year.
  • 525 members attended (33% increase) a monthly Professional Placement Network (PPN) meeting in Pasco and Hernando

 

Workforce Training

  • PHWB provided Individual Training Accounts for 225 low-income adults and dislocated workers (28% increase) in Pasco and Hernando counties.
  • Through January 31, 2017 PHWB assisted 254 customers (5% increase) referred from Department of Children and Family Services for the Welfare Transition Program find employment.

Youth

  • 38 youth (47% decrease) participating in the Youth program in Pasco and Hernando counties found employment or enrolled in post-secondary education.
  • Since July 1, 2016 Pasco Hernando has had 140 youth earn a credential. (9% increase) 38 youth (27% decrease) have completed their internship opportunities.

Jacob’s Success Story

With a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from North Carolina State University, Jacob knew he wanted to work in the IT field, and he continued to get his Certification in IT Service Management. Working in the IT field has been a long journey, but Jacob never gave up. Even after being unemployed for 7 months, he knew he had to keep going, and in October 2016, he reached out to CareerSource Pasco Hernando and enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program works to assist participants in gaining skills, training, experience and/or employment to increase their ability to gain self-sufficiency. For 4 months Jacob job searched for numerous IT positions, and did volunteering at The Salvation Army and CareerSource Pasco Hernando. Jacob says “the most difficult part of my job search was having the discipline to look every day and fill out dozens and dozens of applications.” But Jacob said he continued to stay motivated by treating his job searching and finding a job like a job itself. He would start early in the morning and go into the late afternoon researching and applying for local jobs.

After months of job searching, Jacob was offered a full-time Project Manager position at Centrics Group, making $40.00 an hour! Jacob says he felt a combination of joy and relief when he was offered the position. When asked what he felt led to his success in finding this job Jacob states “a combination of luck and perseverance.” Jacob stated, “I really enjoyed working with my Career Specialist Ashley McNeil, and what she does is really valuable to the community. Being unemployed is very tough and volunteering at CareerSource was helpful, and I really enjoyed my time there. I really feel that all that you guys are doing is very valuable.”

Pasco-Hernando State College Partners with CareerSource Pasco Hernando to Host Local Job Fair

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New Port Richey, Florida- Pasco-Hernando State College is partnering with CareerSource Pasco Hernando to host an “Open to All” job fair event on Thursday, March 16 from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the West Campus in New Port Richey, 10230 Ridge Road, in room R151.  Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with representatives from for profit, government, and non-profit organizations.
Employers and other area agencies, such as Pasco-Hernando State College’s Office of Disabilities Services, CareerSource Pasco Hernando, The Arc Nature Coast, Lighthouse for the Visually Impaired and Blind, Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services of Florida, Inc., Connections Job Development Program, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), and more, will be available.

To register for the “Open to All” job fair, please visit the upcoming events section at www.careersourcepascohernando.com. Jobseekers are encouraged to wear professional attire and bring plenty of résumés to present to employers.

For more information on hiring individuals of different abilities, please visit Florida Unique Abilities at http://www.floridajobs.org/unique-abilities-partner-program/florida-unique-abilities-partner-resources.

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About CareerSource Pasco Hernando
CareerSource Pasco Hernando enhances economic development efforts of our region by providing a well-trained, high quality workforce which supports the success of local business and improves the quality of life.
CareerSource Pasco Hernando is 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

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