West Palm Beach, Fla. (Feb. 16, 2023) – Palm Beach County Mayor Gregg Weiss has been appointed Chair of the Palm Beach Workforce Development Consortium and Chief Elected Official for CareerSource Palm Beach County, the nonprofit organization chartered by the state to lead workforce development in the county. His term runs for one year and he replaces former Palm Beach County Commissioner David Kerner.
The Palm Beach Workforce Development Consortium is an Independent Special District that implements federal and state workforce development programs and related activities in the county under the provisions of the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.
The other Consortium members for Program Year 2022 – 2023 are: Mayor Shelly Petrolia, City of Delray Beach; Mayor Chelsea Reed, City of Palm Beach Gardens; Mayor Joe Kyles, City of South Bay; and Mayor Keith James, City of West Palm Beach.
“We are pleased with the appointments of these dedicated community leaders. Their backgrounds are of exceptional value to the organization and its mission as we take on the challenges ahead," said Julia Dattolo, President and Chief Executive Officer of CareerSource Palm Beach County.
During the past five program years, CareerSource Palm Beach County assisted more than 44,000 residents find employment ranging from entry level to executive suite, with salaries from these jobs creating $700 million in annual wages. CareerSource also has awarded $14.7 million in grants to area businesses and employees for job training and educational assistance during that time. More information is available at www.careersourcepbc.com.
IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE STEVENS AMENDMENT:
CareerSource Palm Beach County, Inc. is the direct service provider for various workforce programs supported by the U.S. Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and other agencies as part of awards totaling $15,851,406 (revised annually). Unless otherwise stipulated, all statements, news releases, requests for proposals, bid solicitations and other applicable documents are fully funded from federal sources.