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Palm Beach County Unemployment Rate Stays at 12-Year Low of 3.1 Percent

Palm Beach County Unemployment Rate Stays at 12-Year Low of 3.1 Percent

West Palm Beach, Fla. (Nov. 16, 2018) – Palm Beach County job seekers have many reasons to be thankful this holiday season, according to the latest monthly reports released today by CareerSource Palm Beach County and the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.

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David Talley Appointed Board Chair of CareerSource Palm Beach County

David Talley Appointed Board Chair of CareerSource Palm Beach County

West Palm Beach, Fla. (Oct. 4, 2018) – David Talley has been selected as board chair at today’s meeting of the board of directors of CareerSource Palm Beach County, the nonprofit organization chartered by the state to lead workforce development in the county. Margaret Pearson, a veteran insurance, communications and investor relations professional, will serve as vice chair. Both appointments are effective Oct. 15, 2018.

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Palm Beach County Unemployment Rate Drops to 3.9 Percent from 4.4 Percent Year Ago

Palm Beach County Unemployment Rate Drops to 3.9 Percent from 4.4 Percent Year Ago

Palm Beach County’s unemployment rate for September dropped to a 12-year low of 3.1 percent -- besting 3.2 percent set in April 2006 -- and down from 4.1 percent a year ago. The county’s rate fell below the 3.6 percent national rate, continuing a 20-month streak where the county’s rate has stayed below or matched the national rate. Florida’s rate is 3.0 percent (all numbers not seasonally adjusted), according to the latest monthly reports released today from CareerSource Palm Beach County and the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.

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Meet Employers Hiring Now at Construction/Building Trade Jobs Hiring Event Oct. 23

Meet Employers Hiring Now at Construction/Building Trade Jobs Hiring Event Oct. 23

Palm Beach County residents can meet with area employers with immediate high-paying job openings in construction/building trades. Participants can also find out how to qualify for training scholarships to learn or upgrade job skills.

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October Is National Disability Employment Awareness Month

October Is National Disability Employment Awareness Month

CareerSource Palm Beach County announced today its participation in National Disability Employment Awareness Month, an annual awareness campaign that takes place each October. The purpose of National Disability Employment Awareness Month is to educate about disability employment issues and celebrate the many and varied contributions of America's workers with disabilities.

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