Prioritizing talent development is one way Florida has created a favorable business climate. Via Florida Training Solutions — Quick Response Training and Incumbent Worker Training — and other programs, CareerSource Florida and its network partners work to cultivate a market-ready workforce.
Quick Response Training & Incumbent Worker Training are key CareerSource Florida tools that drive and support economic prosperity by connecting employers with training resources for new & existing employees, & helping Floridians develop skills that lead to employment and career opportunities.
Quick Response Training & Incumbent Worker Training allow the businesses to choose what training is needed, who should provide it and how. This approach ensures new & existing employees have the skills and experience in demand by employers and ultimately, industry.
Fast Company named Florida the #1 state for innovation in its May 2013 magazine.
Chief Executive Magazine announced that Florida is the #2 state in the nation to do business.
Florida economic developers cite Quick Response Training as the No.1 program with the largest impact on their ability to win multi-state contracts.
At CareerSource Florida, we specialize in talent. We are a statewide network of career-development professionals who work directly for Florida employers to find, develop and keep qualified talent. When businesses need to train new and existing employees, they turn to our network for state-level training solutions — Quick Response Training & Incumbent Worker Training — as well as a host of local training resources available throughout Florida. Leading business media including CNBC, Chief Executive Magazine and others recognize Florida as a training and innovation leader. The numbers tell our success story. Since 2000, CareerSource Florida state-level grants have helped more than 2,010 businesses train more than 208,000 employees; another 338 businesses currently are receiving assistance to train nearly 25,000 additional workers. Statewide, our network provided training, recruiting and hiring services to more than 40,000 businesses in 2012-2013 alone. Our training grants help Florida companies offset the cost of training solutions they need to compete and grow. And when Florida businesses grow, so do jobs for Floridians.