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Palm Beach County April Unemployment Rises to Record 13.9 Percent, Reflecting Unprecedented COVID-19 Impact

Palm Beach County April Unemployment Rises to Record 13.9 Percent, Reflecting Unprecedented COVID-19 Impact

West Palm Beach, Fla. (May 22, 2020) – Palm Beach County’s unemployment rate reached a record high of 13.9 percent in April, reflecting the harsh employment impact of the COVID-19 crisis, according to the latest monthly reports released today by CareerSource Palm Beach County and the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (all numbers not seasonally adjusted).

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‘Help Is Here’ Web Portal Launched to Help Job Seekers, Employers Access Recovery Assistance

‘Help Is Here’ Web Portal Launched to Help Job Seekers, Employers Access Recovery Assistance

West Palm Beach, Fla. (May 19, 2020) – As businesses across our region reopen, CareerSource Palm Beach County is launching a new ‘Help Is Here’ web portal to assist job seekers and employers in their efforts to access assistance needed for recovery. The new web portal can be accessed from https://palmbeachco.helpisherefl.com/ or from the organization’s home page at www.careersourcepbc.com.

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Get Ready for a New Career Now with Online Virtual Job Readiness Workshops Offered by CareerSource Palm Beach County

Get Ready for a New Career Now with Online Virtual Job Readiness Workshops Offered by CareerSource Palm Beach County

West Palm Beach, Fla. (May 7, 2020) – Get a head start on getting ready for your first – or next – job opportunity with new online virtual job readiness workshops now being offered by CareerSource Palm Beach County. Job seekers can access a series of 18 professional workshops right from their home computer or mobile device 24/7 available from the organization’s home page at www.careersourcepbc.com.

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Palm Beach County March Unemployment Rises to 4.4 Percent, But Doesn’t Reflect Current Reality of Unprecedented COVID-19 Impact

Palm Beach County March Unemployment Rises to 4.4 Percent, But Doesn’t Reflect Current Reality of Unprecedented COVID-19 Impact

West Palm Beach, Fla. (April 17, 2020) – March’s unemployment rate of 4.4 percent for Palm Beach County represents the first official measure of the initial employment impact of the COVID-19 crisis, but doesn’t reflect the current reality of anticipated record unemployment, according to the latest monthly reports released today by CareerSource Palm Beach County and the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (all numbers not seasonally adjusted).

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Palm Beach County Feb. Unemployment Rate Drops to 3.0 Percent, Little Significance Amid Unprecedented COVID-19 Impact

Palm Beach County Feb. Unemployment Rate Drops to 3.0 Percent, Little Significance Amid Unprecedented COVID-19 Impact

West Palm Beach, Fla. (March 27, 2020) – February’s unemployment rate of 3.0 percent for Palm Beach County dropped below the year ago rate of 3.4 percent and below the 3.2 percent unemployment rate in January, according to the latest monthly reports released today by CareerSource Palm Beach County and the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (all numbers not seasonally adjusted).

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CareerSource Palm Beach County Offices Closed by County Order; Limited Services Available Online/Email/Phone Amid COVID-19 Impact

CareerSource Palm Beach County Offices Closed by County Order; Limited Services Available Online/Email/Phone Amid COVID-19 Impact

Palm Beach County officials have ordered CareerSource Palm Beach County to close its offices until further notice. Limited virtual services will be available online and by email and phone.

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CareerSource Palm Beach County Expands Assistance for Expected Surge in Unemployment Claims; All Other Services Available Online/Email/Phone - Delray Career Cottage Closed

CareerSource Palm Beach County Expands Assistance for Expected Surge in Unemployment Claims; All Other Services Available Online/Email/Phone - Delray Career Cottage Closed

West Palm Beach, Fla. (March 18, 2020) – CareerSource Palm Beach County is continuing to serve our communities at this critical time by offering in-person services for unemployment claims at its Central Career Center in West Palm Beach and its West Career Center in Belle Glade. All other services will remain available online/email/phone. Because of its limited capacity, the organization’s Delray Career Cottage will be closed. These measures are effective 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 18 until further notice.

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Palm Beach County Unemployment Rate Drops to 3.2 Percent, But Recession Nearly a Certainty with Coronavirus Impact

Palm Beach County Unemployment Rate Drops to 3.2 Percent, But Recession Nearly a Certainty with Coronavirus Impact

West Palm Beach, Fla. (March 16, 2020) – 2020 opened with an unemployment rate of 3.2 percent for Palm Beach County -- below the year ago rate of 3.9 percent -- but a month following a record low 2.9 percent unemployment rate in December 2019, according to the latest monthly reports released today by CareerSource Palm Beach County and the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (all numbers not seasonally adjusted).

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CareerSource Palm Beach County Launches New Pre-Apprenticeship Programs in Marine, Aviation/Aerospace Industries; Online Applications Open

CareerSource Palm Beach County Launches New Pre-Apprenticeship Programs in Marine, Aviation/Aerospace Industries; Online Applications Open

West Palm Beach, Fla. (March 3, 2020) – CareerSource Palm Beach County today announced that applications are open to students and employers for new pre-apprenticeship programs in the marine and aviation/aerospace industries. These new programs are in addition to other local and statewide pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship programs in the high-demand fields of information technology, construction, healthcare and hospitality.

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CareerSource Palm Beach County Board Approves $300,000 Award for Expanded Services to Homeless

CareerSource Palm Beach County Board Approves $300,000 Award for Expanded Services to Homeless

West Palm Beach, Fla. (Feb. 28, 2020) – In their unanimous vote, CareerSource Palm Beach County’s board of directors has approved a new contract to award $300,000 in funding to The Lord’s Place for expanded services to the homeless and ex-offenders countywide.

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