State workforce boards now share CareerSource name

Published: Monday, February 10, 2014 at 2:37 p.m.
Last Modified: Monday, February 10, 2014 at 2:37 p.m.

The state workforce board and 24 regional boards started operating Monday under the name CareerSource.

Workforce Florida became CareerSource Florida while FloridaWorks -- the regional board for Alachua and Bradford counties -- became CareerSource North Central Florida.

The unified brand was created to improve customer awareness and use of services, according to a news release. It also was required by the Regional Workforce Boards Accountability Act of 2012.

The boards administer programs with federal and state funding to provide job placement and training services for job seekers and employers, including a network of nearly 100 one-stop career centers. The local board operates one-stop centers in Gainesville and Starke.

Each board is overseen by a board of directors with a majority of members from local businesses.

Regional boards maintain the flexibility to create programs to address local needs, according to the release. Local programs include customer service training, a business incubator in Starke, entrepreneurship training, and on-the-job training grants for technology companies.

The local board’s new Web address is

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