Monday, June 3, 2013

Brevard Workforce To Close On Fridays

BREVARD COUNTY, Florida - Brevard Workforce, the local area governmental authority on workforce development, announced new center hours beginning July 1, 2013. 


The reduction in hours is due to the State of Florida’s 21% funding cut to the workforce board statewide for the program year 2013-2014 following several workforce spending scandals like the Central Florida Workforce incident where $73,000 was spent on super hero capes for job seekers and other non-essential items.


In response to these budget cuts, three Brevard Workforce Career Centers and workforce offices, in Titusville, Rockledge and Palm Bay, will be open to the public, Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. and will be closed on Fridays.  This schedule change is a pilot program that Brevard Workforce will implement on July 1, 2013.


“The adjusted hours are expected to result in improved staff work flow. This will allow Brevard Workforce to increase its focus on recruiting qualified talent for businesses,” explained Brevard Workforce president Lisa Rice in a press release. “For job seekers, the new evening hours will be a help to those with small children or caregiver responsibilities and to those who can best visit a Career Center after normal business hours,” Rice added.


The change in schedule will be monitored closely by Brevard Workforce for cost savings and expected improvements including an increase in qualified candidate referrals and job placement rates.


Brevard County employers and Human Resource officers can also post jobs for free on Brevard Times.


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