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.

Students who successfully complete the course will receive assistance from staff in their search for a position in the hospitality industry.

Opportunities Available

Participants accepted into the program will have the opportunity to:

  • Prepare for the transition from the classroom to the workforce
  • Learn skills while completing an onsite internship
  • Complete entry-level tracks: guest services, maintenance and room attendant

What You Will Learn

Each track teaches the basics of lodging operations and guest services to enable students to succeed while promoting:

  • Professionalism
  • Self-confidence
  • Positive work ethics
  • Soft skills in the workplace

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 Professional Placement Network (PPN) is for experienced professionals looking for their next career opportunity. Reach the next step on your career ladder and take advantage of resources that will polish your resume, sharpen your interview skills and give you access to employers through our established contacts.

We offer three, half day morning workshops which will help you move closer to your next career goal.

Day 1

  • Developing Your Personal Infomercial
  • BestWork Assessment & VCS
  • Job Readiness
  • Creating a Professional Toolbox
  • Resumé Tips

Day 2

  • Day 1 Review
  • Resumé 101
  • Resumé Workshop
  • Transferable Job Skills
  • Job Hunting Successfully
  • Interviewing to Land the Job

Day 3

  • Day 2 Review
  • Successful Job Matching
  • Mock Job Fair
  • Are You Job-Ready?
  • Network with Recruiters

Potential participants of the Professional Placement Network are required to have the following prior to submitting their application:

  • Possession of a four-year degree and a minimum of three years in a professional position
  • A previous minimum salary of $47,000 per year or greater
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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. The mandatory program, effective January 1, 2016 will focus on assisting SNAP participants in meeting work participation requirements.

Participants who meet the following criteria are REQUIRED to participate in "allowable' work components of 20 hours/week (80 hours/month) to maintain eligibility for food assistance. Criteria include:

  • Must be between the ages of 18 and 49
  • Working less than 30 hours a week
  • Weekly wages less than $217.50
  • In school less than half the required time
  • No documented medical limitation

If you have received a Notice of Mandatory Participation (NOMP) letter from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and are wondering what to do next, follow the steps below to expedite processing your case and to make sure your benefits are not interrupted:

  1. Complete online orientation
  2. Complete online assessment
  3. Register in Employ Florida
  4. Schedule appointment
  5. Contact CareerSource below

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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The Ticket to Work and Self-Sufficiency Program increases employment opportunities and choices for Social Security disability beneficiaries. Developed as part of the Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act of 1999, the program is designed to remove some of the barriers, such as concern for losing health care coverage, which may keep people with disabilities from going back to work.

As an Employment Network through the Social Security Administration's Ticket to Work Program, our program helps people with disabilities obtain access to opportunities and services.

To be eligible, a person with disabilities must be:

  • 18-64 years of age
  • A recipient of Social Security Disability Benefits
  • Willing to become financially independent

Under Social Security rules, people with disabilities who receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and/or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) can continue to receive benefits while they explore work options that may include employment, vocational rehabilitation and other support services from public and private providers, employers, and other organizations.

Resources

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 that will lead to a career in one of our high-growth industries.

Eligibility for training dollars is based on an individual’s economic situation and certain suitability requirements. Scholarship applications are accepted via our website.

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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Are you prepared for your future? Our Young Adult program offers several programs to help young adults ages 17 to 24 develop educational and leadership skills that will get them ready for the workplace.

The program provides the following services:

  • Career Prep - This six-week paid work readiness program provides young adults with necessary soft skills, interview preparation, resume building, emotional intelligence, financial literacy education, as well as opportunities to shadow a professional at a local business and attend college campus tours.

    Each applicant must be:

    • 17 - 24 years old
    • A Palm Beach County resident
    • Prepared to dedicate 6 weeks to this program
    • Not enrolled in school or working
  • Hospitality Program - During this five-week paid summer program, young adults are granted the opportunity to earn credentials in one of south Florida's most demanding and rewarding industries - hospitality. This program gives young adults the chance to shadow professionals employed by reputable hotels in Palm Beach County so they can apply their newly-acquired knowledge.
  • On-the-Job Training - This custom training program is for young adults who have limited work experience. Participants are placed in high-paying positions with local companies where they can gain further experience and develop new skills to apply to their future career.
  • Microsoft Program - Those participating in Career Prep or the Summer Youth Program receive training in Microsoft Office Suite. If completed, they receive in-demand credentials in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint that they can add to their resume.
  • Internships - The Young Adult Internship program provides young adults who have a minimal or no prior work experience the opportunity to earn a stipend while learning about a profession. Employers commit to providing meaningful work experience and the necessary training for the intern to ensure their success.

Benefits of Programs

  • Credentials - Earn industry recognized credentials and be considered for scholarship opportunities
  • Job Search Prep - Build a resume and engage in mock interviews
  • Upskill - Gain the soft skills employers need
  • Earn Money - Earn while you learn
  • Collaborate - Explore further education and help your community
  • Career Exploration - Determine your career path

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.

Resources for Veterans

If you would like additional information about our Veteran Services:

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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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