Helping Veterans and their families enter or return to the workforce is our privilege. Discover how your skills can translate into professional assets to transition successfully to the civilian workplace. Get connected with career advice, resume assistance, and employers who value those that have given their service to our country.
Assisting individuals with disabilities take the next step towards independence to find meaningful work is very important to us. Discover how your experiences and talents can help businesses enhance their services. Leverage your strengths, explore resources for skill development, and connect with employers who are committed to hiring individuals with unique abilities.
We are committed to helping our youth develop the skills needed to succeed in tomorrow’s workforce. Discover how your interests can help you find a job that will be enjoyable and motivate you to begin a career. Create a plan that puts you in control of your own success. Capture the attention of an employer by creating your own marketing tools to promote your personal brand.
Federal Bonding Program
The U.S. Department of Labor established the Federal Bonding Program (FBP) in 1966 to provide employers with a free fidelity bond, also considered an insurance policy, to hire individuals that pose significant barriers to employment including:
The program was designed to reimburse the employer for any loss due to theft of money or property up to $5,000 during the first six months of employment.
If you are interested in learning more about the Federal Bonding Program:
Hospitality Program of the Palm Beaches
The Hospitality Program of the Palm Beaches teaches persons with unique abilities the skills needed to receive a professional certification from the American Hotel and Lodging Association.
If you are interested in beginning a new career, or need a certification or credential to advance in your current career:
Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers (MSFW)
The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity assists Workforce Boards in operating an outreach and employment program for Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers (MSFWs). Targeted employment services are provided to MSFWs under the Wagner Peyser program.
Some of the services provided to MSFWs include:
If you are interested in exploring the services provided to Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers:
Reemployment Services and Eligibility Assessment (RESEA) Program
The Reemployment Services and Eligibility Assessment (RESEA) Program is a state funded program that provides information on employment services, training programs, and community partnerships to selected individuals who are currently receiving Reemployment Assistance (RA) Benefits.
If selected for the program, individuals are notified via mail by Reemployment Assistance of a mandatory appointment at CareerSource. To prepare for the appointment, please make sure to create or update the following information in Employ Florida:
If you are interested in learning more about the RESEA program:
Re-Entry Transition Services
The goal of the PREPARE Team is to address those factors associated with a high risk of recidivism and low levels of work-readiness. Additionally, re-entry clients will be linked to wraparound services provided by our community partners. This joint effort will ensure the best possible transition by helping with job search, occupational skills training, strategic interviewing, and other workforce preparation services that supports them in becoming more marketable in today’s competitive workforce and successfully reintegrating back into their respective communities.
If you are interested in learning more about Re-entry Transition Services:
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
Florida’s SNAP E&T Program is designed to assist Able Body Adults Without Dependents (ABAWDs) in obtaining skills through education, training, or work experience that will increase self-sufficiency and lead to employment.
If you would like additional information about the SNAP Employment and Training Program:
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Employment and Training
Florida's Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Program enables individuals to move from temporary cash assistance (TCA) to work by emphasizing self-sufficiency and personal responsibility. Florida recipients of TCA must register for work, actively seek employment, and participate in employment-related activities.
If you would like additional information about the TANF Program:
Ticket To Work
Social Security's Ticket to Work Program supports career development for disability beneficiaries aged 18 through 64 who want to work and achieve financial independence.
If you would like additional information about the Ticket to Work Program:
Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Program
The Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Program is a federal program that assists workers who have lost or may lose their employment as a result of foreign trade.
If you are interested in exploring how the Trade Adjustment Assistance Program provides opportunities to obtain skills, credentials, resources, and the support necessary to become re-employed:
Training Scholarships for Adults and Dislocated Workers
Training scholarships are funded by way of a federal law called the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, also known as WIOA. WIOA is designed to assist eligible individuals with occupational skills training that results in a license, certificate, credential, or Associate Degree in their field of study.
Eligibility for training dollars is based on an individual’s economic situation and certain suitability requirements. Scholarship applications are accepted via our website at different times of the year.
Young Adult Program
The Youth and Young Adult Department offers work readiness programs for Palm Beach County residents between the ages of 17-24 who are not in school and/or not employed. The program provides participants an opportunity to earn valuable credentials, explore interests/careers, receive money management training, participate in community service activities, receive resume building assistance, be considered for internship opportunities and more.
If you are interested in applying for participation in our programs or would like additional information:
Assisting veterans with their job search and training is a top priority for CareerSource. We offer a broad range of employment programs and career consulting services that make it easier for you to find new employment, transition to a new career or take your experience to the next level. Our career consultants are veterans who know how to effectively translate your military experience and skills for prospective civilian employers. They can partner with you to:
If you would like additional information about our Veteran Services:
Explore our Regional Targeted Occupations List of fast-growing careers.
Take our assessments and examine your interests to find the right career for your strengths and passions.
Learn more about specific industries and positions with wage information, training requirements and growth prospects.
Start mapping out your individual process and set specific, achievable goals to give yourself the best possible chance of success.
Pursue your interests and develop tangible, real-world skills that will put you ahead of the game in your field of choice.
Build your resume, market your skills and polish your presentation to thrive in a competitive labor marketplace.
Hit the pavement, comb the web, network and leverage your support system to make your dream a reality!
Understanding yourself will help you decide which job or career is right for you. Determine your interests, values, and overall career fit by exploring the following tools.
Finding a career that is appealing to you will make your work more enjoyable and motivate you to advance along a career path. Complete the O*Net Mini Interest Profiler to measure your level of interest in different tasks and occupations.
Your work values are a part of your beliefs and ideas that guide your actions on the job. Complete the O*NET Work Importance Profiler to identify what is important to you in a job.
Determining a career path requires considering your interests, experience, goals, values, and personality. Use Sokanu, a more comprehensive tool to help identify your interests, activities, and personality, to determine who you are and what career would be a good fit.
Understanding your possibilities is key to creating a lifestyle that you can be passionate about. Match your interests, values and personality to begin a new career by exploring the following resources.
View details of a particular occupation to include responsibilities, outlook for new opportunities, typical wages, education, etc.
Watch videos that highlight specific career tasks, work setting, education required, etc.
Discover the fastest-growing and highest-paying industries.
Determine where you are going and how to get there. Identify your goals and create a strategy that puts you in control of your own success with these resources:
Set goals that are Specific, Measurable, Attainable (achievable), Relevant, and Timely.
Research the typical pay to determine your salary requirement.
Determine if your occupation requires a license.
Expand your skills and knowledge to make yourself a more competitive applicant.
Find out if you have the skills needed to stand out from other applicants. If not, explore how you can build your skill set to grab an employer’s attention.
Select your skill level for guidance on career options.
See how your skills and abilities from your work experience can be applied to other careers.
Develop a competitive edge by increasing your value through upskilling.
Capture the attention of an employer by making sure that you are job ready. Create career marketing tools and strategies that will promote your personal brand
Promote your skills and experience to differentiate you from other professionals. Follow these best practices to help you create your personal statement (1-2 sentences):
Market your strengths, show how your skills and experience align to the job, and get a job interview.
Leverage your personal statement to create a 30-second speech that summarizes who you are, what you do, and why you would be the perfect candidate for the position. Remember practice makes perfect so try using an interview tool to polish your presentation.
After you have created your resume and polished your interview skills, learn how to market yourself so that you get noticed by employers.
Connect with friends, family, neighbors and community organizations to build your personal network. These connections may refer you to a job that interests you or, if nothing else, provide you with support during your job search.
Having a professional, eye-catching LinkedIn profile will help you stand apart from other applicants. Best practices to follow:
Connect with the right opportunity by leveraging your marketing tools, networks, LinkedIn profile.
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