CareerSource Palm Beach County

 Programs & Training

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:

  • Justice-involved men, women, and youth
  • Individuals in recovery from substance abuse
  • Welfare/TANF recipients
  • Individuals with poor financial credit records
  • Economically disadvantaged youth and adults with little or no work history
  • Individuals dishonorably discharged from the military
  • Anyone that cannot secure employment without bonding services
 

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:

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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:

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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:

  • Information on types of jobs
  • Assistance with registration
  • Referrals for jobs, supportive services, and other organizations
  • Assessments
  • Information about farmworkers rights
  • Complaint resolution
 

If you are interested in exploring the services provided to Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers:

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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:

  • General Information: current address, phone number, and email address
  • Background Information: education, certifications, licenses, employment from last 10 years, career objective, and ability summary
  • Self Assessment Profile: job skills, personal skills, work interests, work values, tools, and technology
  • Resume: current document in MS Word format uploaded into the Resume Builder
 

If you are interested in learning more about the RESEA program:

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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:


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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:

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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:

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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:

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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.

Training Providers

If you are interested in beginning a new career, or need a certification or credential to advance in your current career:

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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:

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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:

  • Develop a career plan
  • Write a marketable resume
  • Expand your network
  • Search for the right job fit
  • Take advantage of career assessments
  • Prepare for a successful interview
  • Find training programs and classes.

 

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The Resource Center provides tools and resources needed to prepare clients to successfully search, apply and interview for employment. We act as a bridge between the client and the employer by offering the following services:

  • Resume Builder Workshop instructs clients how to create a baseline resume to highlight professional skills and experience.
  • Resume Level 2 Workshop teaches clients to modify a professional resume by analyzing employer needs through the job description and to obtain information for basic cover letter formats.
  • Interviewing Skills Workshop prepares clients for their next interview by researching the company, effectively communicate their professional accomplishments and salary negotiation.
  • LinkedIn Class instructs clients to utilize a professional social networking website to build their own profile, review potential employer profiles and network with partners.
  • State Certified Career Consultants provide resume coaching, labor market information, access to assessments, Federal Bonding, job search assistance and job referrals.
  • Self-Directed Services allows clients to access computers, facsimiles, telephones, printing and copying services for job search and reemployment benefit services.

 

The Career Center is open Monday to Friday from 8am to 5pm to serve clients and is closed for most Federal holidays. Setting an appointment to meet with a Career Consultant is highly encouraged.

CareerSource Palm Beach County is a professional environment; clients are asked to please dress appropriately; business attire is required when visiting the Career Center:

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