Workforce Development

Lee County is home to a large, diverse and growing workforce that has drawn large corporate headquarters to SWFL.

Workforce Development Resources

The Southwest Florida Workforce Development Board (CareerSource Southwest Florida) is tasked with administering state and federal funding for employment and training services, including assisting new and expanding businesses. CareerSource can help businesses identify cost-saving programs that provide tax credits, on-the-job training, skill gap education, and employee bonding.

The following services are available to businesses at no cost:

  • Recruitment
  • Job matching
  • Applicant pre-screening
  • Referrals to positions
  • Job fairs – Hiring events
  • Private interviewing facilities
  • Employee training facilities

Other business services available through CareerSource Southwest Florida include:

  • Executive Search
  • Family Relocation Assistance
  • Industry Surveys
  • Labor Market Information
  • Professional Career Network
  • Trailing Spouse Employment Assistance
  • Quick Response Training (QRT)
  • Incumbent Worker Training Program (IWT)

More information about these programs is available on the CareerSource Southwest Florida website 

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